Is Twitter like a stock ticker?

StunlawOn his Stunlaw blog, David M. Berry compares Twitter-followers to fans of the 19th century stock ticker, “The similarity of ticker users becoming entranced by the information on the stock tickers to contemporary users of Twitter and Facebook, who also stop and stare at their screens and seemingly fall into a trance, is striking.”
http://stunlaw.blogspot.com/2011/02/ontology-of-twitter.html

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