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Martha Stewart decided the co-founder of Twitter was a woman, Ralph Macchio decided his fans are probably insane and Cody Brown decided to just start publicly eating four pounds of ice cream. The Twitterati weren't so neighborly with their neighbors.
Without a clear reason for being, Twitter is about to flail its way into a "cyber-ghetto" for the aimless, alongside second-tier social network MySpace. At least that's the argument of a provocative post from Cody Brown, NYU's new-media wunderkind.
Craig Newmark imagined burning calories with a handheld computer toy; Evan Williams got stoked about a Twitter client and a Chicago Tribune producer imagined Twitter might help her find people who hate Twitter. The Twitterati were thinking positively.