Ryan, It's confusing to me that Dick says there will be no third party ads (8th paragraph) but under Fostering Innovation, #2, he talks apps about selling ads. Does this decision do away with services like Sponsored Tweets?
I appreciate such a thoughtful blog post (and hope there are more in the future) but what is absent is any language of partnership or collaboration. Twitter's goals are stated and basically, everyone else has to deal with the consequence. Also, the language of optimizing user experience. Can you tell me what is the basis of user experience testing that occurs at Twitter? Because there is no mechanism for users to offer feedback to Twitter about their "experience". How do you know whether a development enhances user experience or not? It seems like Twitter does what they think is best, regardless of what the bulk of users might want. Thanks for any answers you can provide. Liz Pullen nwjer...@yahoo.com