The Devil of Details

Growth clouded by crowds.
A short post for you today as I continue learning how to make Twitter more useful. I recently pointed out some articles on Twitter’s growth, both in funding and number of users, but there are some additional details that I think need highlighting.

First, in her write-up of Twitter’s new funding and board members on All Things Digital, Kara Swisher posted the original and edited versions of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s blog post. I wonder why the changes were made, and if anyone asked the Twitter Communications Team to explain. I don’t find anything wrong with editing the original post—I edit these when I find errors or better ways to say something —but it would be nice to find out why they felt changes were necessary.

Second, Mashable posted an article detailing how Twitter users have changed in the past year. Obviously, Twitter’s growth has been phenomenal, but the insight Sysomos provides seems to show that users are taking their profile details and follower ratios more seriously. It’s still sad to see that less than 25 percent of Twitter users account for 90 percent of all the service’s updates. But as I am definitely part of that 25 percent, I’ll see you on the ‘morrow, on the Web.
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Author  Stephen R. Fox