We aren't here to slay Twitter. In fact, we like twitter; we just wonder if this social media star is now on the decline, fading away like the CB Radio's of yesteryear. Twitter burst on to the scene and has been center stage for some of major international dramas (Iran Elections for instance). And we have met many influential people - even generated business leads from this platform. So why are we speaking of Twitter's demise?
Watching the tweets from the past month, we have seen a sharp increase in spam and self-promotion (in terms of obtaining more followers or quick-rich schemes). Just this week, we added a dozen new followers - all women with a single tweet; offering a peek at their... uhh selves. In other words, we believe the noise level and lower quality tweets will eventually drive people from this platform.
And this is not really a strong two way communications platform; just how many of your followers are actively in communications with you? Not many. In fact, I wonder how many of the 660 followers we have really see anything we write. There is so many tweets; without effective groupings and filters, much just simply goes by - replaced by so much other spam...
Are we wrong?
What do you think about the future of Twitter? And what is really next? Will Friendfeed's hook up with Facebook take away Twitter's thunder? And where does that leave Biz Stone in terms of monetizing Twitter? Will commercial accounts be a money maker (we don't think so). What do you think?