If anyone was in any doubt about the power of social networking, then the use of Twitter by Iranian citizens is an amazing example of how micro-blogging can link citizens worldwide and help impact social change and the quest for freedom. The news media has reported extensively on this topic. An editorial from the Washington Times provides one example.
Today on a webniar hosted by Social Media Magic, I leaned that Twitter is the top social media site, followed by LinkedIn and Facebook. Not only are these sites important for self-branding and personal/business promotion, but they are becoming vital links for informal learning, sharing, content creation, reflection and social/cultural awareness in our web 2.0, 24 by 7 world. The day may come when Twitter replaces email as the most pervasive of our electronic communication mediums.