Sat 28 Aug 2010
Over at TechCrunch, Paul Carr has written a piece entitled: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity.
I have always been convinced that Twitter has no future. For the following reasons:
- Being text and link only is too restrictive
- Easily replicated by any other mass communication service (ie Facebook updates)
- It’s a fad - few people actually enjoy reading the minutiae of the lives of others, especially people they don’t actually know
- Most tweets are incomprehensible
- Will never be profitable
It has some uses, like people reporting from a conference. Facebook Places will do a better job of that.
Micro-blogging is basically tweets not worthy of a real blog post. If you can’t bother writing a proper paragraph and using a spell check, I don’t care to read it.If you do write a blog post, there are tools that enable me to be instantly notified. Twitter is superfluous and lacking usefulness.