Over the past few weeks, I've been at a variety of tech conferences. And there was one question that kept coming up: What do you think of Twitter?
The site, which allows for microblogging, is definitely a growing brand. It's cool technology.
But I don't really know the utility of the service. In fact, many of the people I talked to agreed.
Interestingly enough, Twitter has had some issues with its performance (for example, there have been some outages). Then again, some of its users are constantly typing away on the service – which puts a lot of strain on the infrastructure.
But, I'm still skeptical. How many people have the time to microblog about minute-by-minute details of their lives? And who really cares?
Essentially, I think Twitter is addressing a niche market – not something that will ultimately become mainstream.
Tom Taulli is the author of various books, including The Complete M&A Handbook and The Edgar Online Guide to Decoding Financial Statements. He also operates MergerBook.com.