One sure sign that your product is entering mainstream consciousness is when Jon Stewart makes fun of it on The Daily Show. That happened to Twitter last night. I’m sure most of you have already seen the Twitter segment, but in case you haven’t, it is embedded above.
Jon Stewart plays the frustrated old man shaking his fist at useless new technology, while reporter Samantha Bee plays the middle-aged enthusiast glomming onto every new Web service she sees “young people” getting into, even though she doesn’t quite understand why. She is not only on Twitter, but also on Grunter and Stalker (where she has 97 followers after only one week!). Those sound like startups we should be covering on TechCrunch.