Promotion has always been a forte for Robert Downey Jr. so it comes as no surprise that he picked up quickly on social media. He's also a smart business man who sees this opportunity for what it is--a global trend that will not be ignored. Robert Downey Jr. is, as usual, a futurist.
A recent study out of MIT even suggests that analyzing crowd statements on Twitter may allow researchers to predict the future, citing as one example early tweets associated with the 2013 coup d'état in Egypt. But Twitter -- and all that accessible information -- has some undeniable downsides, too.
A handful of bold, brilliant women have taken the opportunity to tell middle-aged male entertainment executives what women really want. Women are tweeting, writing, acting and singing about stuff that we can actually relate to.
While 2011 further galvanized Twitter as a global tool, a voice in censored communities, a unifying platform for Arab Springs and Occupy marches, somehow Ashton Kutcher remains Twitter's de facto mayor.