In 2011 when I joined Google+ (on the invite of a no-longer-my-friend), I thought Twitter’s days were numbered. Facebook already had the conversational and “everyone you know” angle. With its 140-character limit designed for the feature phone era and text messaging, I thought Twitter had only three advantages, and Google was about to destroy them.… Continue reading Twitter is the Social Network to Beat
The market has forced its shotgun wedding on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook, Twitter, and possible Google may have been a bidding rivals, but no one else thought it was worth a billion to them. Facebook has a line of credit to blow on acquisitions, and they’re on pace to blow the whole wad, in the… Continue reading Why Google+ Should Marry Twitter
Open Message to Twitter: Get Over Yourselves Unless you follow technology, you may not even know about Google’s new Search Plus Your World, the inevitable culmination of their endeavor to make Google+ the new default product for all Google members. The reason you may not know is because it’s an entirely optional feature… you have… Continue reading Twitter to Google: Please Stop Being Better Than Us!
Disclaimer: I am on all three of the aforementioned social networks. There was a time when my preferred social network was Facebook, followed by Twitter, but these days it’s becoming Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. I am not part of any other social networks, unless one counts YouTube, which is more social media, the video… Continue reading Google+ & Twitter Feel the Love; Facebook Feels the Hate
Twitter’s been a surprising success story. High numbers of inactive users once plagued the site, but no more. A number of factors converged to make Twitter a success, such as its media appeal as a place for celebrities to make quick announcements or, in some cases, to declare their Adonis DNA. But Twitter has a… Continue reading Who Will Buy Twitter?