How Twitter Promotes Quantity to the Detriment of Quality, And Why Twitter Matters Nonetheless
Web Social Architecture
MAY 11, 2009
Six months ago, when Twitter was populated mainly by a relatively narrow group of social software and Web aficionados, there was a stronger sense of Twitter being a community. What if, instead of showing, underneath my photo and name, the number of people I follow, the number of people following me, and the number of times I’ve posted, Twitter showed data that reflected the value of my activity? That, I believe, is the future on an increasingly noisy web.