+1 for the metaphors :)

We all know what Twitter would like to see. No surprise here, nothing
extraordinary, just advices we already were aware of. I mean... Who
intended to code another photo sharing service or another desktop
client before these annoucements? I guess nobody.

Anybody who has been seriously thinking about starting a project
around Twitter in the last year already knew he'd have to make
something innovative enough to drag attention, customers, whatever
he's looking for...

In a word, there's nothing new with these annoucements and this
acquisation. The only thing "new" is simply the fact that it's now
"officially said". Quite annoying for all the "old school
apps" (thinking to existing clients, analytics services, media sharing
tools...) Even for some of the new one, by the way, as a part of the
applications who's going to emerge will probably wonder "what if
Twitter decides to make a product of my concept?"

Inherent risk of a business based (even partly) on an existing
platform? Yes!

And the thing is I'm very curious to see how Twitter is going to deal
with this at Chirp, and what (really new, this time) they're going to
announce. For example, a smart monetization policy (around advertising
or sponsored tweets) linked to the API could be an answer for most of
the "old school apps".

Arnaud - http://twitter.com/twitoaster
Twitoaster - http://twitoaster.com

Le 11 avr. 2010 à 01:04, "zn...@comcast.net" <zn...@comcast.net> a
écrit :

> ----- "Jesse Stay" <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why are you filling holes in Twitter? Why not rather create your own
>> holes and use Twitter to fill them. When you own the dirt you have
>> control over what grows in that dirt.
> I think we've pretty much exhausted the holes and dirt metaphor, and
> I'd like to propose a different one. A business is defined by the
> answer(s) to the question, "Who is going to sell what to whom?" So,
> what are the needs of the Twitter "customer base?"
> Raffi has posted some things he'd like to see, and I read the blogs
> regularly and have some clues as to what people like @scobleizer,
> @mashable, etc. think Twitter should become. And it all boils down
> to what real problems people have, what costs them money and time,
> what they don't know that could hurt them, and so on. Once we know
> what the problems are, how can the *Twitter* ecosystem solve them?
> @znmeb

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