Is it just me or has anyone realized that things like twitter are nothing more than an updated version of the good old ".plan" file?
I used to be really involved in distributed.net . You could always use finger to check the .plan files of some of the tech guys there and find out what is going here.
Here is a link to what that looks like.
Sure, not as cool. But, it's basically the same thing. Just another example of taking a relatively old idea and making it cool again.