Twitter has evolved: Conversations are an attribute of community

I had a great conversation with Eric Rice (known as Spin on twitter) yesterday afternoon.

When Twitter first hit the scene at SXSW there was a lot of curiosity –and criticisms—about it’s usefulness. In my observations, the usage has really evolved past pure status messages: “I’m eating at Joe’s bar” to being more of a chat room.

I’m seeing more folks responding to each other (you use the @ symbol to speak at another) and there are active questions, answers, and discussions using short form micro blogging.

What does this mean? Conversations are an outcome of a community that has formed, which suggests that there are people with similar interests or common goals communicating to each other.

You can add me as your Twitter contact, and I’ll add you back, my profile is jowyang.