I have to admit that I don't know where the Twitter train is going. All I know is that it's unique visitor stats are staggering.
Comscore just put out its April figures and Twitter is up to 17 million unique visitors a month in the United States alone; 32 million a month worldwide. That's a lot of two line non-sequitor thoughts. Just to give you an idea of how fast it is growing; Twitter had 19 million visitors worldwide way back in, er uh, March. Yes, that's 19 million to 32 million in one month. Woa!
For the record, Twitter has surpassed the newspaper of record. The New York Times gets 17.5 million unique visitors a month. Grey lady down!
Seriously, April 2009 may be the month that media historians will point to some day as the month that old media officially passed the torch to new media. New media is no longer new media. It's the establishment.
On a less serious note, all I can say is that neither has a funnies section.
Berkeley Breathed, the world needs you. Anyone got an Opus app?
Last updated: May 21, 2009
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio