Adweek reports this morning that a mere 8% of the US population uses one of our latest "this will change everything"-technologies, Twitter. http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/digital/e3i9a98d83b8ff950ac27aeab8bc177069e
The same study that reported this 8% statistic had reported in September that 24% of Americans used Twitter or services like Twitter.
My point here is simple and is really not about Twitter at all.
It's about the tyranny of those who but too much stake in the latest transformational technology, who buy statistics, and who believe that new technologies can change the fundamental neural capacities of humans in a year, whereas even the most vociferous evolutionist would say that fundamental human changes take something like 10,000 years.
If Twitter were really to change our brains, how we take in and send out information, we should be looking forward to a generation of humans born with enlarged thumbs.
Change does not happen that fast.