Twitter is making its debut on the public markets and with that the fortunes of its founders, employees and many of its investors will change. As it crosses into adulthood, Twitter and its new owners need to remember this one thing — Twitter is us!
What seems increasingly obvious about Twitter’s growth and success is just how unlikely it was — how it seems more like a series of accidents, or like the world somehow wanted a tool like Twitter to exist.
In his Disruptions column for the New York Times, Nick Bilton laments the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. When you live in an industry town like San Francisco, you start to see things with a narrower perspective that eventually makes you oblivious to the big picture.
The biggest challenge for modern etiquette is that we have so many different forms of communication available to us now, but not everyone agrees on how or when it is appropriate to use them.
Facebook has come under fire from those who say the network is turning down the volume on their posts, but the bottom line is that the network can — and will — do whatever it wants with the algorithms controlling its news feed.
A report from the New York Times said Twitter offered Instagram $525 million to acquire the photo-sharing startup before the company went and agreed to a sale by Facebook. Potential legal issues might rest on whether Twitter’s offer was ever considered a formal one.
Yahoo, once an Internet giant has fallen behind competitors and is slowly losing the battle of attention to newer and more nimble competitors. The hiring of ultra smart Marissa Mayer and addition of ex-PayPal CTO Max Levchin won’t really change anything for the hobbled giant.
It might look like just a touch of color, but photo filters could represent a significant move on Twitter’s part into the photo space, previously dominated by Facebook and Instagram and one of the most valuable areas on the web.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was brought back into the company last year to be its chief product visionary, but his role appears to have been dramatically reduced. So who is Twitter’s product visionary now, and what does that mean for the future of the service?
An economist argues that “three myths” are driving the popular notion that online piracy is inevitable and can’t be stopped. Here’s a quick summary of those “myths” and why dispelling them is important to having a more nuanced discussion about how to handle unauthorized online content.