Remember When Twitter was a Joke?

Remember when Twitter was a joke? No one is laughing anymore.

I recall a time a few years ago when Twitter was scoffed at. It was the blogosphere’s punching-bag. It was the stupid little service that no one in their right mind would ever use. It was for people who wanted to share the mundane bits of their lives — that no one else wanted to read. It was for egomaniacs. Or losers. It would never catch on.

And then it did.

This article on Techcrunch blows my mind. I signed up for a Twitter account on January 22, 2007. Four and a half years ago. And this is exactly how everyone treated Twitter. “Who wants to read what I am doing?” And now, Twitter is connecting citizens with our leaders. Incredible.