yeah, I saw and read that the other day… and I don't really have a problem with twitter staying as king of the hill, but do agree with him and dave wiener on the importance of alternatives, and more importantly getting the public feed in real-time.

i really enjoy the track functionality that i can get over the twit army and identica all through a jabber client (usually gmail chat)

also of note, i do also enjoy using twitterspy via instant messaging as well… much more convenient than doing searches all the time.

edit: i swear this was in reply… but oh well…