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Has Twitter Peaked?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by zebrahat, May 9, 2009.

  1. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    From the Daily Mail:

    Website sensation Twitter is losing more than half of new users each month

    By Claire Bates
    Last updated at 8:02 AM on 30th April 2009

    Those who Twitter are usually quitters according to a company that measures internet traffic.

    The social networking site became a sensation overnight after it was praised by celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Fry.

    Audience figures shot up to seven million unique visitors this February compared to 475,000 the same month a year ago...

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  2. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    i never saw what made twitter so great... all it did was take facebook status and turn it into its own website
     
  3. HaRRo

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    It will flop pretty soon over the next 6 months, it will become infested with ads rather than the real uses of it as marketers use it to grow as many followers as possible. Then places such as twtad just will ruin it for the legit users.
    My 2cents.

    Sell it ASAP.
     
  4. calabama

    calabama Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Twitter has a 50/50 chance of surviving.

    They will have to change their model pretty radically to cull out all of the spammers. If they can do that then they have a chance.

    If they can clean it up then there are 1000's of companies that will use Twitter to keep a pulse on branding, product loyalty and the general feel for the marketplace.

    Take the spammers out and what do you have? A glimpse into the collective mind of the purchasing public -- a channel into the collective consciousness. And yes -- that view into the mindless Twitter chatter is worth $$.
     
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    tommysc Senior Member

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    I hope so. I despise Twitter like no other.
    I like CL though... so go figure, lol.

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  6. mosoi148

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    I think Twitter is indeed on the downfall. The more I play on that site it almost seems as useful as traffic exchanges. People just follow people to get more followers......and around and around it goes...people marketing to each other but the majority don't care what anyone else has to say.

    One way I could see spam being slowed down is more in depth user moderation such as putting a "flag" type button on profiles and or tweets.
     
  7. craig333

    craig333 Newbie

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    i doubt most people don't stay on twitter for more than a month must more than a day.

    take all the spammers out of twitter and i would say you aint got many people using it.

    it is prob a stepping stone to facebook or other more advanced networks, kinda breaks people into the idea then they move up the foodchain. ;)
     
  8. trystanys

    trystanys Registered Member

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    Never been a twittermaniac
     
  9. coolness

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    It's a bubble waiting to burst.
     
  10. tetten

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    Not a lot of Twitter fans here obviously :). Me neither, I've always thought of it as a waste of space. It might help a little bit in networking, but it hasn't managed to captivate me at all.
     
  11. blackzeus

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    a serious person with job and or work can't hang around twiter. I myself think its stupid and total waste of time. But there are many, yes many young people (kids, college students, young adults) are twit-tards. and they fucking twit all the time wasting their time with their stupid twits.

    So ye it's not a helpful channel to sell things but its an ok channel for traffic, and u got words out for your brand to young people.

    I personally hope it will die out coz i think it's retarded and i can't stand some stupid youngster talk about twitting like they accomplish something. But on the other hand, I hope it'll be around for traffic wise.
     
  12. Moneymaka

    Moneymaka Junior Member

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    I've got this idea that has some of the twitter functions, but is actualy useful.
    I could definatly use it and i'm sure plenty of other people could too.
    Damn i wish i had the money to hire some designers and developers.

    As for twitter, just like many people i have no idea why it's so popular.
    Pretty useless if you ask me.
     
  13. StinkyBooBoo

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    Yeah I didn't like it at first either... But right now I wish I would have gotten ahead of the SPAM back in 07 when I first found out about it. So I could be the one SPAMMING the hell out of people. I'm still gonna get my share of SPAM in, just wish I would have seen this trend coming.
     
  14. mosoi148

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    Quick note, find free PPI toolbar offers that marketers may find useful...and then send out some links. Not a real big cash earner, but hey it might be inspirational to some newbs to see a few easy bucks.
     
  15. almir

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    I thought it has much more that 7 millions UV/month. There are few Myspace layouts site that have that volume of traffic
     
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    I'm one of those people that signed up and only participated a few times. I haven't logged in several months. I think though, that if I had an iPhone or Blackberry and that if everyone I truly cared about (family and close friends) used Twitter I'd probably be more inclined to use it. Lots of times when I'm doing something fun or thinking about someone and I'd like to share with them a photo or some words...

    It's got potential and I don't think it'll go away any time soon. Many people still use it. And it's guaranteed that as more and more younger people sign up, those who are far less jaded about the world and the internet, they'll continue to use Twitter to tweet with their family and peers.

    When MakeOutClub came out, the indie kids loved it and flocked to in droves. But then as the site politics evolved and the message board went retarded and the cliches were over done, people stopped participating. It's still around and in use, but it's certainly not as huge as it once was (for the time 2001-2002ish).

    Friendster was the same way. People got really excited about being able to connect with each other. But then MySpace came along and people liked it more. MUCH more. Then, of course, everyone started getting jaded by it. You hear the same things here about Twitter that you did about MySpace circa 2005, "people only add friends so they can have more friends"..."it's a huge waste of time," etc. MySpace definitely isn't as huge as it once was, but it's still going...

    I think Twitter will be the same.
     
  17. zenit

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    guess it's time to start looking for an alternative to twitter when even as a IMer myself i got sick of all the spam and fake offers from other people. :D
     
  18. coolness

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    Its rad on an iphone, but if youre using it for IM purposes your phone will not stop beeping, and your phone bill will equal that of a small nation.
     
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    This is high time for Twitter now. All I hear on television networks "Follow us on Twitter", "Find us on Facebook"... CNN programs use it and many other networks these days.
    I doubt that they will abandon Twitter any time soon.
     
  20. savagepriest

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    I hate twitter from the bottom just use it for social bookmarking thats it

    why would someone share what he she is doing i am going to poo etc etc creepy site