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Dear Twitter: Stop Imitating Facebook
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Thomas Claburn
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2/13/2014 | 8:19:50 PM
Re: Losing share
Simplicity and (reverse) chronological order. If Twitter goes the way of Facebook and tries to use an algorithm to filter the stream, I won't be using it.
Kristin Burnham
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2/13/2014 | 5:25:43 PM
Re: Losing share
Most of you seem to echo that simplicity is what makes Twitter attractive. Is there any feature you wish it did have?
Alison_Diana
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2/13/2014 | 5:07:26 PM
Re: Losing share
I echo what you and David said. One reason I use Twitter more than FB, LinkedIn or G+ is because it is so simple and immediate. I like the search. It's basic and functional. It does what it needs to do quite well and that's it.
David F. Carr
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2/13/2014 | 1:49:50 PM
Re: Losing share
My take is offering tools for organizing and filtering their feeds would be great -- if they're optional and leave users feeling in control of the experience. But they need to figure out "the Twitter way" of enhancing the feed, rather than copying somewhere else.

Twitter has to remain sleek and unique, or there is no point to it.
David F. Carr
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2/13/2014 | 12:58:43 PM
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Twitter's virtue is simplicity. If they lose that, they've lost everything.
Kristin Burnham
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2/13/2014 | 12:50:54 PM
Re: Losing share
Of course -- From a business point of view, Twitter needs to compete. From a consumer point of view, it's unfortunate to see it moving toward becoming like the others.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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2/13/2014 | 12:13:58 PM
Losing share
I hear what you're saying, but Twitter is losing momentum in terms of new users, right? And now that it's a public company, it has to be like a shark - always moving lest it drown.


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