Fantastic time article about the (un)expected social impact of twitter. It absolutely is worth a read.
How Twitter Will Change The Way We Live
We don’t think it at all moronic to start a phone call with a friend by asking how her day is going. Twitter gives you the same information without your even having to ask.
Innovation, equality, shared experience, a sense of community. The time article actually dovetails nicely with this piece from The New York Times.