Hmmm.. take this one with a grain of salt… With people running out of excuses for the down-turn in the economy, why not blame Twitter! This headline from a recent report may get the attention of the social media types… “Harvard Economist Blames Twitter for Down Economy”. In this piece the report states that Twitter use may have caused the current economic downturn… “We see the rapid rise of Twitter usage in 2008 correlating very strongly with a tremendous decrease in American productivity” An interesting take on the popular social networking phenom, particularly when you note the graphics below… See details in this article
Graphing Twitter usage vs the Dow – a notable inverse relationship
Ironically, Twitter was over capcity at the time of writing!