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Umm… Remind Me Again Why Twitter Needs An Official iPhone App

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Why does Twitter need an Official iPhone app? No, really, why? Is it really that hard to use?

I’m sorry, but in my suspicious mind, timing is everything.

Apple announces iAd… 36 hours later Twitter inks a deal for one of the best iPhone Twitter apps and announces it will be free…

Yeah, yeah… “I wouldn’t use it if it had ads”… 2 things:
1) If you wouldn’t, then you aren’t the type of person who would click on online/mobile advertising anyway.
2) The type of people who don’t ‘understand’ Twitter probably would click, and why shouldn’t Twitter get a slice of that.

Let’s play Punch The Failwhale, shall we?

J

Written by johnworthington

April 10th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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Twitter Is DEAD, Facebook Has Won

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Twitter Is DEAD, Facebook Has Won
Did a quick poll of my friends on Facebook tonight. I went through all the people I have meet in the flesh (about 110 of them) and only 14 had Twitter accounts.
Most of the ‘normal’ people I know have knowledge of Twitter, but don’t use it or do not intend to.
They want a deep social space with pictures, fun and popular culture. They don’t want to know someone has posted new photos, they want to see them. The go one Facebook as an activity, not use a tool.
So, in my small sphere of if the world, Twitter is dead. Facebook has won.
But Johnny, look at these stats and you don’t know what… BLAH BLAH BLAH…
From what I have learnt, being a social media expert allows for lapses of logic and fact. My space may be a bath tub in a sea of fact, but why look over the sides when my the water inside my walls feels fine.
I also plan to frequently tweet how dead Twitter is, just to stab the wound and convince myself I wasn’t wrong about joining Twitter back in January 2007 and banking my reputation on it. Twitter broke my heart, so the bitch must pay.

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Did a quick informal poll of my friends on Facebook tonight. I went through some the people I have meet in the flesh (about 70 of them) and only 14 had Twitter accounts.

Most of the ‘normal’ people I know have knowledge of Twitter, but don’t use it or do not intend to.

They want a deep social space with pictures, fun and popular culture. They don’t want to know someone has posted new photos, they want to see them. They go on Facebook as an activity, not use a tool.

So, in my small sphere of if the world, Twitter is dead. Facebook has won.

But Johnny, look at these stats and you don’t know what… BLAH BLAH BLAH…
From what I have learnt, being a social media expert allows for lapses of logic and fact. My space may be a bath tub in a sea of fact, but why look over the sides when my the water inside my walls feels fine.

I also plan to frequently tweet how dead Twitter is, just to stab the wound and convince myself I wasn’t wrong about joining Twitter back in January 2007 and banking my reputation on it.

Twitter broke my heart, so the bitch must pay.

Johnny

Written by johnworthington

December 18th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

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