Check out what Dan Schwabel, author of Me 2.0, posted on Facebook:
I’m not surprised. For many months I’ve been wondering about Twitter… as the value it’s given me (that is, the responses I get on my tweets, retweets, relevant tweets, etc.) has changed. Sad to say, but the value has decreased.
The new change in interface they made, where I can’t click a link to see just the tweets that have @jasonalba in them, makes it a pain to see any relevant content.
Less relevant content = less reason for me to be there
Harder for me to see conversations = less reason for me to be there
I can’t imagine I’m the only one thinking this. I’m not even going to talk about the complete uselessness of trending topics (which are usually vulgar or less-than-sophomoric), and Twitter’s head-scratching inability to keep spam down. For crying out loud, how come they can block some tweets/countries, but can’t block the spammers? Are you serious? I get so much spam crap (DM as well as @replies)… how can they block some stuff but let SO MUCH spam get through?
It seems irresponsible.
Don’t get me wrong… I like Twitter for some things. I think some things they’ve done are brilliant, and Facebook and LinkedIn should have done them, but overall, it’s become a place with significantly less value than what I had a couple of years ago, which is sad
One last thing… Dan is not a rookie whiner, not knowing what he’s talking about. He’s been a very active Twitter user:
What do you think… is Twitter going the way of the Dodo bird?