Why Brian Wieser Is Twittering His Social Media Forecast

"It's research," he says. By sharing his thoughts with his Twitter community, he thinks he will learn something about social media from the exchange. Kind of like an instant poll. At last count, Wieser has about 150 followers on Twitter (not exactly an Ashton Kutcher).

Asked how representative the tweet research might be, Wieser said, "How representative is anything?" Spoken like a true forecaster. The other part of this, is kind of like the "medium is the nessage." When Wieser did a "virtual worlds" outlook a year or so ago, he did the presentation in Second Life, replete with a virtual avatar.

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