Why Twitter’s Dying (And What You Can Learn From It)

Umair Haque, Medium, Oct 15, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Twitter is dying. No this isn't just my opinion, but the conclusion being drawn as the company lays of hundreds of staff in a bid to remain solvent. Why? Umair Haque suggests a one-word explanation: abuse. "I’ve never been to a town square where people can shove, push, taunt, bully, shout, harass, threaten, stalk, creep, and mob you… The social web became a nasty, brutish place. And that’s because the companies that make it up simply do not not just take abuse seriously…they don’t really consider it at all." Is he right? He could be.

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