Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The thinking behind Twitter's new retweeting functionality (the organic version, I mean)

Evan Williams explains it with clarity. You may agree or you may not.  I'm not sure I do - it seems to structure too aggressively what you can and can't do.  Manual retweeting may remain as a least worst option.  Or, alternatively, we'll carry on using our Twitter clients - just as we have been doing so up to now.

It's a classic example of eco-system and third party support, though -  the give-and-take between originator and business opportunists.  A leaf out of Microsoft's book, if there ever was one.  So how do these Twitter client developers hope - long-term - to make any money?  A sheer and utter mystery to me.

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