Amongst all the predictions of the death of email (the kids so don't use email any more), the death of Facebook (ditto) and indeed the death of everything else that's wildly and increasingly popular every year, I enjoyed seeing today that Scott Karp has abandoned Twitter. Does the resulting blogstorm therefore mean that Twitter is the very latest Official ex-Next-Big-Thing? Of course not. Scott's just one guy - one hell of a perceptive guy, admittedly, but as he cheerfully points out in his post his experience isn't the bellwether all Twitter users. Personally I can't find a single use for Twitter, but then I still plan much of my social life via email and phone calls so what do I know?
Still, it seems you can get a long way in tech blogging by being first to call the death of the latest Big Thing, so today I'd just like to be the first to say that web4.0 is totally over. One day that will mean something, and when that day comes around, I hope you all remember you heard it here first.