Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The impending decline of twitter

“I believe that in two years the Twit­ter brand will be in the same posi­tion as the Netscape brand is in now: Twit­ter will be cred­ited with start­ing the rev­o­lu­tion, and paving the road for fol­low­ers. But at the same time, it will be pushed into a minor posi­tion in the mar­ket with other play­ers tak­ing the lead or, as is the case with Netscape, will no longer exist.”

The words of Yanvi Golan who doesn't believe that there is a long term future for twitter.

An early adapter overtaken by new entrants and eventually put out of its misery?

the blocks are being laid out, one by one – the building blocks for an open, distributed, decentralized Twitter-like experience, which is based on widely available and well known technologies instead of proprietary ones.


Martin Belam said...

In terms of "The Big Wide Internet World", the user base of Twitter is small. The user base of Google is very large. With the changes made in the last week or so, it may well be that Google is the thing that introduces the "real-time web" to a lot of users.

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Nigel Barlow said...


I think that you could well be correct.

It is a worrying sign for me that Twitter has not got its business model sorted out yet.It is going to allow the likes of Google and others to enter the market.

That I feel would be a bad thing