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hello world. my name is Ryan Alexander Boyles. often, it's pronounced the RAB. i'm into declarative living. i am a connector. this is my life-stream / tumblr / blog. call it what you will. find my sxsw posts. any questions, ask me anything! btw, here is a standard disclaimer.


Twitter has been a-tweet since 2006, but the first three months of 2009 have delivered the micro-blogging service unprecedented traffic, usership and media cachet. In the parlance of mad-haired Gladwell disciples, Twitter is reaching its tipping point. And it’s happening as I write. This week alone, Twitter has been casually derided by Google’s [GOOG] CEO, labeled a potential “search engine alternative” by Search Engine News, and compelled TechCrunch to call 2009 “the year of the activity stream.”