"Interest in the messaging service Twitter is clearly on the rise (see this Wall Street Journal article if you’re not already familiar with it), and while most people are figuring out how to use Twitter for its intended purpose–social networking–I’d like to share a few notes on my more prosaic experiment of using it as part of my home automation system."
Its funny, but the use of tinyurl.com must have skyrocketed since twitter started getting famous. The funny thing is, that the link above to the wall street journal article is also a tinyurl.com article! Use of tinyurl.com in an oreilly blog! Now that is twitter influence, already causing change in peoples habits (its arguable whether those changes as a whole would be good or bad though).