I've been closely watching the discussion of Twitter's new restrictions. It seems a lot depends on how one particular element plays out: Apps with more than 100,000 users need to go to Twitter for permission to exceed that number.
How many apps have that many users? Tweetbot, a very popular iOS app, isn't even close.
And how lenient will Twitter be about granting those exemptions? If Twitter proves to be simply trying to weed out the worst actors, and is otherwise pretty loose, third-party app vendors might be able to survive. If Twitter is tough and restrictive, third-party apps could stagnate.
Either way, Twitter is becoming a very different service.
Ouch! So much for that... thanks for the update. Let me rephrase; they used to care and be open to it. I wonder if this will affect HootSuite, a company based in my city of Vancouver. They have a big team here.
I'm not so sure about that, but I don't think a year is a realistic timeline. Some start-up may in fact come along and push Twitter, but it will take longer than a year to make an impact. As for pushing Twitter to do better? I think that's Polly Anna thinking. Twitter grows more arrogant by the day. I expect they don't care or pay attention to what the start-ups are doing at this point.
What has impressed me the most is their ability to monetize the service in a way that has surprised everyone. Most had the assumption they would be ad-only based, or have a premium membership fee. But from my understanding, and from talks with a friend who works with Twitter through a separate partnered company; their monetization has been successful with companies building outside APIs to connect to Twitter services.
They'll encourage Twitter to do better. Twitter has been hyper successful with all the celebrities and virtually "everyone" online using it. Twitter is dynamic and with a smart team who can predict the changes within the industry through analytics and market research. They aren't a giant corporation who can't bend like a reed in the wind.
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As Mitch Wagner discussed today, Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr. The big Internet debate at the moment is whether Tumblr will be good or bad for Yahoo. Regardless of their stances on the future of Yahoo itself, many claim that Yahoo will somehow ruin Tumblr.
The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
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