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Is Twitter on the Verge of Making Facebook the Next Friendster?

Over the past few years we’ve seen the world of social networking go through a number of iterations — Friendster, MySpace, Facebook. While each seems to improve upon the last, in some shape or another, the concept remains the same – an online place to connect with those who we know in some capacity from our daily lives.  Typically, one would sign-up create a profile and connect with friends, beyond that the interaction has depended I suppose on how much spare time you had and what was offered on the particular site. MySpace did a good job of becoming a venue for musical acts and comedians to easily have an online presence and interact with their fanbase, or to establish one.  Then Facebook came along and offered users not only the ability to connect with entertainment based users, but to also form groups about them, or causes that they were interested in, as well as opening up its service as a platform for various applications, which enhanced the user experience and offered users a wide variety of reasons to keep returning. In the midst of Facebook’s rise, which has evolved as a growing platform for its users, a small project called Twitter was developing and taking shape.  Formed by Evan Williams, the same entrepreneur who earlier brought Blogging to the masses with Blogger (now owned by Google) the service simply asked users “What are you doing?”  That question became the springboard of invention and in many ways and altered yet again the communications paradigm and the world of social networking.  Now, instead of filling out a lengthly profile users...