An article on TwiTip this morning says Twitter will replace Google search. Excuse me? My first response is that this prediction is like trying to convince a gardener that the hoe will replace the spade. It seems we have a need for both, if you ask me. I’ve been using Twitter lightly for a couple of months now, mostly for following a few Twitter streams that are of interest. This is, in fact, how I found the article with which I’m disagreeing. Twitter is in fact a highly useful tool, provided you apply it to the proper job… and though it can be used in this way, search is not the job to which it is best suited.
The article uses the example of a business professional who needs three images for a presentation the next morning, and can’t find the specific ones she wants on a stock photo site.Â Turning to Twitter,