Twitter Is In The News Again…
This time Kara Swisher’s Re/Code blog reports that Twitter are allegedly considering removing their everything that defines them, 140 character limit, in favor of a FREAKING 10000 characters!
The defining, core concept has always been brevity, a skill that redefined communication and sharing in real time.
If Twitter throws the very thing that defines them to the sharks, then why use them? A tweet: sounds short, sweet and to the point and should be.
Twitter You Vex Me!
10000 characters: kiss the concept of microblogging goodbye. Forget real time, do you know how long it takes most people to compose 10000 characters? By the time you tweet, you’ve missed 3 news cycles and forget the phrase “breaking news”.
The Warptest POV
Until now, I’ve swallowed buying Tweetdeck, deadpooling most of their product line but leaving Tweetdeck Web as the biggest memory leak in web app history.
I’ve taken deep breaths into a paper bag over the lack of a serious Windows 8 and now Windows 10 Twitter app. Seriously, don’t you get that owning the platform means users expect you to invest in winning apps?
I’m not even going to relate to the continued failure to address dark tweets i.e. no enforcement against cyberbullying, violent or hate speak.
I’ll give it to you that Twitter Analytics are pretty damn awesome but the only time I really use Twitter from the browser is when Tweetdeck freezes on me again.
Come on Twitter are you really conceding all business Tweets to Hootsuite? It just shows no drive, no pride.
Nutshell, time to focus not on supersizing Tweets, focus on retaining your users by building a better experience that allows us to continue to engage, share and communicate in real time with BREVITY.
I’ll give Jack Dorsey this, you certainly made Twitter relevant and discussed again. Now crack the whip on your app development team.
SAVE THE BREVITY! #140Lives