Fantastic article from Time about the Twitter phenomenon and its influence on our lives. It focuses on the collaborative innovation from Twitter and it’s users. The folks at Twitter sat back and let it’s users come up with other useful and unexpected ways to use it. From spontaneous inventions (@ replies and hashtags) to third-party applications to political uprisings to the real-time web (search results for now).

Twitter is a great case study showing the importance of fostering creativity with no restrictions or anxiety.

This article is also a great read for anyone looking to understand Twitter.