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Poll: Will Your Mom & Dad Ever Use Twitter?

We’ve been very bullish on Twitter here at ReadWriteWeb. We named it our Best Web LittleCo of 2007, because it “has captured the imagination and become a new hybrid of chat, social networking and blogging.” Twitter also received the Best mobile start-up award at the Crunchies in January. And as RWW’s Josh Catone pointed out recently, Twitter has become a platform for serious media discourse. But even with all these accolades, the fact remains: Twitter is still largely used by geeks. Are your family members using it? If so, what for?

I’ve already asked this question on Twitter itself and am getting some great responses (my Twitter id is rww). Several people have suggested that their family members may use a Twitter-like messaging system embedded in a social network. On this point, Andrew Baisley noted that “the barrier to entry must be much lower”. However, said Andrew, if family members “could update Twitter from their Facebook status” then yes it might be used.

What do you think? Participate in our poll below and leave a comment if you wish. p.s. thanks Polldaddy for the flash-looking new poll!

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