July 31, 2015

Twitter and its course

From Buzzfeed’s story on Jack Dorsey and his whirlwind of actions as the interim Twitter CEO:

Twitter can no longer simply stay the course; it needs to chart a new one that others β€” users, investors, the media, and the company’s own leadership β€” can understand and follow.

That’s exactly it. Twitter is in a great spot to stay relevant, but that means that they have to stop hugging their old ideas and concept. I think they’ll need to open up again, become the platform, because then developers could possibly do great things with the data, and that would be their upper hand. Sadly, I doubt that’ll happen.

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