Jere­miah Owyang’s post yes­ter­day was the trig­ger point for the phe­nom­e­non (and it was a phe­nom­e­non) where Twit­ter con­nec­tiv­ity spiked between users. I’m guess­ing there were also a bunch of new users that came on board. Jeremiah’s reflect­ing on it today.

I per­son­ally picked up another 50 – 60 new fol­low­ers and while I’ve not fully caught up, I’ve added most of them back. The cor­re­spond­ing increase in rich­ness in the con­ver­sa­tions I’m hav­ing will be inter­est­ing to watch.

That said, as a maven and con­nec­tor (in the sense Mal­colm Glad­well uses them in The Tip­ping Point), Jere­miah car­ries more than a lit­tle respon­si­bil­ity for this tak­ing place — and I admire and con­grat­u­late him for it.

If some­one like me, who shares a lot of his opin­ions, but has sig­nif­i­cantly less influ­ence had done what he did, the net effect would have been con­sid­er­ably smaller.

Sure, Twit­ter is incred­i­bly use­ful (and a lot of fun) and car­ries a sig­nif­i­cant load of online con­ver­sa­tion, but it’s folks like Jere­miah that can make things really happen.