Twitter has broken the rules; the rule that says that feature packing is what people want. Look at FaceBook; a fully featured bouquet of apps, pages, tools etc. Is that what we want? I know that when I started with FaceBook that I was all app bewildered – now I ignore most of them, removed most of them and don’t pay attention to the rest.
Twitter seems to be redefining our need for simplicity. Sure there is a multitude of webapps out there that make use of the Twitter API. But isn’t that the win? A simple service that can be optionally extended. I know that I would not have liked Twitter if it came bundled as a webpage with 10 different apps on it.
Yet if Twitter is a simple status update, what else would be simplified that could follow Twitter’s footsteps? GPS tracking? Real time audio feeds? Real time photo feeds? RSS my body’s health levels? Ha ha ha.
Actually Flickr is very popular at the moment, I wonder is there was something about it that could be leveraged? Something that creates connections fast and easily. Because whatever the next great think will be, it will be what makes Twitter so successful – connections. We all want to belong to something bigger than ourselves or to feel important and Twitter facilitates this.
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