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September 17, 2008

The Death of Twitter: And Why Twitter Won’t Die

by Anthony Verre

My Twitter Break-Up Letter

Dear Twitter: I think of you like this

The Fail Whale

You’re the coolest new toy on the market. All the kids want you. Once I get you, I play with you all the time, so much so, that you break. SNAP.

Your arm just came off.

You use some handy-dandy super glue and repair yourself. It worries me that the you just broke, but I think, “It was a fluke. I was just really rough on you; I’ll be more gentle and it won’t happen again.” Two days later your arm pops off again. While fixing it, the head pops off too. Well, damn. I know it isn’t me anymore.

Ready to Break Up With You,


Twitter: Just Die Already?

That new toy. It’s shiny, it’s cool, it’s useful when you can use it. But, it’s made like a piece of crap.
Twitter just found about 20 million in venture capitalist money. The question is what are they going to do with it? The obvious choice would be to correct the infrastructure of Twitter, to assure that the site only goes down for upgrades or far and few between maintenance sessions. I’m not sure why the entire search marketing community insists on Twitter, putting up with it’s ups and downs. Is it because of convenience applications, applications like:

Is it because many of you have a great following on Twitter and don’t feel like creating a new following somewhere else? As a SEO/SEM, I know what a large following of folks who will likely link back to you is worth, but if I can’t disseminate that information, if I can’t be a part of the community because the community is never “alive” enough to receive my messages, then I’m still exactly where I started: a whole bunch of great ideas and conversation, and no one to listen.

Zombie-Tweet-Nation: Why Twitter Won’t Ever Die

Twitter won’t die. That’s the truth. Too many people, especially from the Search Marketing community, will keep Twitter afloat. Twitter is going to fester and rot, but never die.
Some will say, no need to reinvent the wheel. Others are perfectly happy with the functionality and don’t want updates. Twitter will live on in infinite mediocrity and everyone will just accept it.

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