A Decade Of Twitter
So Twitter is ten today. I celebrated with this tweet:
I start every day with Twitter. there is no better way to figure out what is going on. #LoveTwitter
— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) March 21, 2016
I do love Twitter. It is my news feed. Like most people who use Twitter, I mostly use it to consume information. I have never met a web or mobile service that gives me what I need to know better than Twitter.
I think that’s the thing that many people don’t understand about Twitter. They think of Twitter as a social network, like Facebook, where everyone posts and everyone consumes. Twitter is different. It’s a network and it can be social, but at its core, Twitter is a user configurable broadcast network. It has a very different read/post ratio than a classic social network and that’s part of why it is so good as a news feed.
Anyway, here’s to the next ten years Twitter.