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Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo: We Want A 'True Platform' And Consistent Experience

 11:07 am on Sep 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Developers watch out!

"As our users were starting to adopt Twitter on more than one platform...we realized we have to have a consistent owned and operated experience," Costolo told Rose. What "we tried to message the ecosystem is, there are all these value added services that we'd like you to start building that our customers and users are going to want...like large corporate accounts wanting customer relationship management software, and there are already thousands of Twitter clients, there aren't the need for lots of new clients. And that's the migration we've been continuing down."

Added Costolo, "The future of Twitter is that we'll have a true platform...not just an API that allows developers to create an alternate Twitter experience, but an API that allows third parties to build on top of Twitter in a way that creates accretive value for the user, much how Amazon allowed third-party merchants to build into Amazon."

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo: We Want A 'True Platform' And Consistent Experience [news.cnet.com]



 1:13 pm on Sep 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Twitter is essentially saying they're going to do a Digg: not listen to their users.

I'm wondering who'll replace them.


 2:00 pm on Sep 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

The problem with the twitter platform is it lacks lots of features to make it truly usable for power users without the 3rd party tools.

If they lose the power users, as the main twitter UI is a poor power user experience to say the least, they will also lose their followers.

Good thinking!


 2:37 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

I still have a hard time following a conversation thread on twitter.com. I don't see how the average person could either without 3rd party tools. The conversation is bound to move elsewhere if they continue in this vein.


 7:36 am on Sep 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

The title should be construed "Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo: We Want A 'True Experience' And Consistent Platform"...so that the system is LIVE and KICKING for real-time valued EXPERIENCE.

- Lalit Kumar

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