Google’s Schmidt Speaks Up About Twitter

For those wondering what Eric Schmidt thinks of Twitter, the Google (GOOG) chief executive made his views clear on Tuesday. It’s “a poor man’s email system,” said Schmidt at an investor conference in San Francisco.

It’s not an academic question. Twitter–which allows users to tap out short 140 character notes on everything from where they are to what they’re thinking–is also a powerful search tool. Users can search Twitter for terms like current events, celebrities and companies and get a list of messages containing those terms that were written in the past few seconds.

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