The New York Times: App Makers and Twitter Feel Strains
When I posted Ravi’s Comment here — This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Four — I knew it would be only a matter of time for the shit to start hitting the fan.
These Twitter posts …
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Two
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Three
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Four
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Five
… continue to have traffic here. This is not an issue that is going away.
The “social” dimension of the Internet is now seen as its circulatory system. Those who use it and attract others are its distributed heartbeat.
The lack of vision at Twitter is startling, but I suppose is to be expected.
Twitter is focused on its payday, which it believes is based on polluting the Twitter bloodstream with poisonous spam.
There is no such thing as “social marketing.”
You’re either being social or being a marketer. Period.
Twitter’s lack of vision created that greed grab that alienated its developers and continues to do so.
Poisoning the bloodstream of Twitter with ads will alienate its users.
That’s not how to grow any service.
The leadership of Twitter seems to think that it’s in one business: The tweet distribution business. That’s the kind of thinking that Western Union had when it laughed at that wacky invention called the telephone. Since that day, people have laughed at Western Union. Will Twitter be laughed at similarly?
Just let me say the worst thing it could do would be to follow the idiotic Circle Jerk braying proposed here.
And due to the corruption that’s rampant in the tech world, as a parting shot, I remind everyone to read my FTC Disclosure.