I've seen statements like the following a lot of late. About how we Twitter users are uber-connected, leading-edge, ahead of the curve, the smartest people in the whole world, and on and on: Twitter is dangerous
By the way, if you think Twitter isn’t mainstream enough to matter, think again. It’s currently got almost 700,000 users, many of them influential early adopters. Twitter isn’t going away, and like all tools, it can be used for both good and evil. Balancing Twitter’s dangers and benefits may not be easy, but you’d better start thinking about it today.
That is so true. Place the power of 140 characters in the wrong hands and nations could fall.
Of course, we Twitter users were a lot more influential when there were a lot less of us. All these new people are just diluting the early-adopters' voice, making it no longer the world's most important sounding board. That's why I propose, at a minimum, that no new people be allowed to create accounts from this day forward. Even better, to help preserve that lab rat feel, I propose that anyone who created an account, say after Dec 2, 2006, have their accounts disabled.