Life without Twitter

For a number of reasons I decided to take a break from Twitter – some of you out there may moan “not again!” as I’ve taken social hiatuses before.

But, with the way 2016 has been, and things going on in my life offline, I decided to step away. So, on December 1st I stopped tweeting1, uninstalled the app from my phone and took the drastic step of deleting all 13K plus of my old tweets.

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Life without Twitter

Twitter: pay to play – part 2

The idea that Twitter could charge a membership fee, and instantly solve its business problems, is a popular one:

With even just a percentage of users paying a monthly fee to use Twitter it could still be very good business, potentially to the value of $3 billion which is more than Twitter’s current revenue per year.

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Twitter: pay to play – part 2

Twitter: pay to play?

Twitter’s Q3 financial results, tweet impressions and user growth were better than expected giving some slight optimism that things may be turning a corner.

They were no doubt helped (spiked?) by the US presidential campaign and debates but new avenues such as the NFL live stream deal seem to have played their part.

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Twitter: pay to play?

Explore and Discover: an evolution five years in the making

After publishing yesterday’s post news emerged that Twitter is testing a new “Explore” tab in its apps to replace and build upon Moments and existing means of content discovery.

According to the piece over at Mashable the Explore tab will be a mixture of search, trending topics and Moments harkening back to the Discover tab which preceded Moments.

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Explore and Discover: an evolution five years in the making

Panning for gold

Scratch pad

Is Twitter a digital, public scratch pad?

People use journals to unclutter the mind, discard the mental flotsam to free themselves to concentrate on what’s important. Yet they get called scratch pads, confused with those places that are supposed to be the birthplace of our plans and schemes.

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Panning for gold