My favorite VC blogger, Fred Wilson has a post today “The Lazy and Smarter Web.”
He talks about how great social media is because you can ask almost any question, and get great answers. I commented that it’s great for Fred, because he has thousands of followers in his social net. For regular people, not so much. And thanks to Disqus, you can see the back and forth it generated here.
Anyway, his reply is that sooner or later, people will start following places (and presumably things and concepts). So the limitaiton in followers (at least for Twitter) will go away. This particular solution is limited to Twitter (I’d love to see something like dynamic rooms in FriendFeed). But it’s a step in the right direction.
That’s yet another reason why Twitter is a big part of the future. It’s really the best way to track the Internet Zeitgeist. It’s a fast moving, reactionary, real time conversation. We’re not quite there yet, but it’s getting closer.