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Twitter Woes

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Published Friday, May 30, 2008 10:42 AM by andyleonard

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alen said:

i think i joined twitter because you blogged about it a few weeks ago, and i seem to like it. What i still don't understand is how they plan to make money.

It seems there is less of a barrier to making friends on it than on Facebook or LinkedIn, but I don't think you can build a business on it.

May 30, 2008 10:34 AM

Denis Gobo said:

Classic web 2.0 business plan  :-)

first get the eyeballs figure out how to monetize later.

BTW they have 15 million in funding.

A lot of people are jumping to friendfeed right now because of twitter being down (you know addict have to go somewhere :-)), friendfeed  was started by a couple of guys from Google (one of them came up with gmail) the interface is nicer and you can show twitter, blog posts, flickr etc etc etc in one location

Here is Scoble's page as an example

Also check out this good post by Dare Obasanjo about the twitter scaling woes

May 30, 2008 12:08 PM

Paul Nielsen said:

Hi Andy, I'm also active on Twitter and yes, it's been a bit unstable for the past couple of weeks. I heard that they're claiming Ruby on Rails doesn't scale. Another observation is that many of Twitter's searches don't return data in any sorted order.

May 30, 2008 12:10 PM

Jason Massie said:

Subscribed. I think you have to subscribe to the right people to get a good experience out of friendfeed. Luckily, they have a good search function.

There are a couple SQL rooms on FriendFeed:

I can be found here:

May 30, 2008 1:30 PM

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