Robert Scoble wrote a post about early adopter angst, basically ripping on people who rip on early adopters. He says that early adopters are the ones who are changing the way the world works by using new services, such as Twitter, Friendfeed that are out there. Not because they use these services, but because they are the type of people to use them. He talks about why he follows 20K Twitterers:
I want to study what early adopters are doing and thinking. Twitter is the best place — by far — to do that.
So to all those Twitter users out there – way to be the wave of the future!