Twitter’s bait-and-switch, now they’ve built their reach on the back of eager early adopters, is disappointing. It marks them as part of old, unenlightened, business, and consigns them to a far less remarkable place in the future economy than they otherwise might have had.
Link via Kottke.
This completely connects to my thought that Twitter is the new Nielsen Rating service of television stations, except almost instantaneous.
Twitter could’ve become the great new communication platform since the telegraph or telephone, yet they opted for becoming a analytics and marketing tool for old, traditional television companies.
We all knew that Facebook would jump the shark, but we rooted for Twitter to push the envelope further than they have.