Will Twitter’s ‘mainstream’ popularity last?

Ashton Kutcher and CNN recently went head to head to see who would hit 1 million followers first (Kutcher won by a nose), and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone remarked that it was another watershed event in the history of Twitter.

One reporter said that this brought Twitter mainstream, but in our opinion, that does not mean it will last. Twitter is a bit like radio in that it’s a one-to-many broadcast. The 1-to-1 ‘conversations’ that so many people describe on Twitter are cumbersome at best, and public.

Twitter needs to evolve. And quickly. They’re not the only ones in the social media business. Sites like FriendFeed and of course Facebook may yet ‘eat their lunch’. On the other, there’s a big old world out there with a lot of people not yet connected to the Net, yet alone tweeting…

Neuros LINK – View online Internet video on your TV

Neuros has a new box hitting the general market soon – the Neuros LINK, which lets you get all of that video content that’s sitting on the Internet onto your TV. That means content from sites like YouTube, hulu, NBC, CNN and much more can be streamed over to your TV in HD.

The LINK comes with a ‘keymote’ (looks a bit like the old WebTV keyboards) that you can use to search for content. It even plays music, downloaded movies and displays photos. It is WiFi enabled so you can situate it near your TV without having your network and/or computer near by, but comes with Gigabit Ethernet if you’ve got that accessible, as well as 6 USB ports, S/PDIF audio output, and HDMI out.

LINK will tie in with Neuros’ upcoming Neuros.TV site which will allow you to better organize all of the content you’re interested in from the various sites. LINK is currently available directly from Neuros for $299.

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