<   Prior Home         Share Blog Bloke     Share Blog Bloke Tips       Share to Twitter       Share to Facebook       Share to Twitter       Share to Google Plus       Share to LinkedIn       Pin this       Get Updates            
        Next   >  

Twitter Killers?

Thanks to Kent Newsome (who is a terrific blogger and should be on your newsreader list) I came across a post at Mashable listing the ever-increasing crowd of Twitter copycats such as Pownce.

This is my response:

The more features they keep adding, the more complicated they become and resemble regular blogs. Simplicity and ease of use is supposed to be the charm of micro blogging. So what’s the point? Might as well just keep using the old blog.

Is this just another overcrowded niche for exploitation by the blogpreneurs? Does micro blogging add any value to your blog experience? Let me know what you think.

UPDATE: Scoble and I actually agree on this one.

Similar reading: Twitter Tools: The Ultimate Collection

Written July 5th, 2007 by | 3 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips, Blogging Tips, MythBusters, Social Media Tips, Twitter Tips , , ,

Thanks for Sharing     Share - enable java in your browser Share to Twitter            

Did you enjoy this article? Keep up to date with Blog Bloke Tips the moment it's published by email. Your Privacy is Guaranteed and will not be shared with anyone.

Keep it real with Blog Bloke Thanks for reading the original Blog Bloke. You can read more about me here. Contact me if you have any questions, tip requests or if you would like to be a guest blogger. Keep it real every day and subscribe to the newsfeed, share with friends or follow me.

    Subscribe to the Newsfeed     Share to Twitter     Share to Facebook     Share to Google Plus     Pin this     Share to LinkedIn

Got an opinion? Let's be real and start a conversation:

It's your turn to tell Blog Bloke what you think, ask a question or suggest another blog tip. Don't forget the comments policy and I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

There are 3 Comments so far to “Twitter Killers?”

  1. I’m not sure if it’s safe to call them twitter killers because (I may be mistaken) I believe that the competition has been going out of business. Pownce is a great example of that.
    Twitter seems to have the best API, so until that is beat I think twitter will stay strong. Thanks for the post!

    One more thing, I clicked on your ‘comments policy’ link and it took me to your error page. Hope that helps :-)
    Houston Lawyerss last blog post…Do I still owe debt if the person I owe it to dies?

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

    Reply by: Blog Bloke at 6:29 pm said...

    Hi there.

    Thanks so much for the heads-up on the broken link. Which is really wierd because it defaulted back to an old link that I had changed some time ago. I must have copied over an older chunk of code and forgot to update the link again.

    Yes, since I had written this post Pownce as been pounded into oblivion. I believe they discovered the hard way just what I had predicted. By making Pownce more like a real blog they defeated the whole purpose of micro-blogging and helped put themselves out of business.

    Everyone it seems are making apps based on Twitter’s API so it looks like it is THE micro-blogging service and here to stay.

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

  2. The most popular bird in Iceland is the Twitter bird :)

      Reply   ·   Share Share Blog Bloke Tips  

Share     Share this article with your friends

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   SUBSCRIBE to Bloke Bloke's Articles (Newsfeed)

Subscribe to Better Blog Tips Newsfeed   Subscribe to only Comments for this Article | TrackBack URL

You can also use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>