12 Nov '11, 10pm

Twitter: Don’t leave home without it (A Primer)

Twitter: Don’t leave home without it (A Primer)

this week, while most of them considered Twitter an online community, many considered it a weak one since it is neither instant messaging nor blogging (i.e. SMS word count limit). Many think that it holds potential to be greater if Twitter were to “fix” some of the issues they’ve highlighted. The thing here is to understand what the developers really wanted to make out of this, and if users are using it as it was intended. As mentioned earlier, I can see how it has to be a ubiquitous platform to simply share user status. However, should developers rethink their strategy and lean towards their user wants (e.g. the Flickr story)? Perhaps Twitter should maintain a vision and see it through, giving users what they might want in the future, instead of just now.

Full article: http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=1560

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