Back in 2009 I wrote an article against Twitter. Well, it’s time to admit I was wrong. OK, some of my point are still valid, but Twitter improved a lot in two years time :
- Retweet system integration (announced one day after my original post !)
- Integrated URL shortening showing original URLs on the Web interface
- New Twitter handling pictures and videos as first-rate content
- Better infrastructure, fail whale sightings rarefaction, Twitter API status transparency…
But the final argument for coming back to Twitter, for me, is this :
Google Reader lost its sharing features, promoting +1s. +1s are not social (try to find all your friends +1 in the same place). Twitter FTW.
— Nicolas Lehuen (@nlehuen) December 21, 2011