With the introduction of Twitter Places, each tweet is packed with more information. Now, each status update (what is happening right now?) will be tagged with time (when) and Place (where) together with how the tweet is generated – people or things (how). Analytic is Twitter’s 5th dimension (why). And these five dimensions will make Twitter, the Amazon River of real-time web a.k.a. the pulse of the planet.
The 1st Generation Tweet consists of status update, date/time and source of tweet:
The introduction of Twitter Places (and soon-to-release multiple-author function) leads to the 2nd Generation Tweet, which consists of status update, date/time, source of tweet, geotag, and possibly, who wrote the tweet.