/linked/2016/10/07/value-of-twitter

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To Be Fair:
>Look at the void left after Napster’s demise for a clue. Set us back 20-30 years.

Wait, what the fuck is he talking about?

The demise of Napster pushed things *forward* because it spurred the adoption of superior decentralised methods like BitTorrent.
10:00 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
Also, the demise of Napster, to the extent it reduced any music sharing (it didn't, as To Be Fair points out), happened because of the legal issues surrounding music sharing.

There are no legal issues that will prevent someone else from filling the Twitter void.
10:04 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
To Be Fair:
Well, also, **why** would you want to fill the "Twitter void"? It's not something anybody needs. It's a fucking stupid, pointless thing.
10:07 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
Vagina Monologue:
Global IRC that's simple enough for a celebrity to use has its place.
10:10 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
To Be Fair:
@VM:

... in hell.
10:10 pm — Friday, 7 October 2016
anonymous:
KaZaa sprung up right after Napster, and it was superior, and then iTunes, and then Spotify and YouTube et al, how did anything get set back?
1:16 am — Saturday, 8 October 2016
daniel:
But without Twitter where will all of the racists, terrorists, gamer gate guys, ISIS recruiters, misogynists, porn stars, and Donald Trump be able to delight the world with their bad grammar and misused characters and machine language!?!
3:43 am — Saturday, 8 October 2016
To Be Fair:
@daniel:

DFwC?
7:04 am — Saturday, 8 October 2016
@daniel:
I follow some porn stars on Twitter and it's pretty interesting actually. :)
1:07 pm — Saturday, 8 October 2016
Hans Gruber:
There are new things developing constantly. If Twitter were to disappear today there would be a replacement tomorrow.

Dave Winer is 100% wrong.
3:24 pm — Saturday, 8 October 2016
daniel:
@To Be Fair

Definitely true! I can't believe I didn't include that.
6:34 pm — Saturday, 8 October 2016
ass:
Guy who obsessively uses Twitter says Twitter has value. God damn this is stupid. "It could never be replaced!" Uh huh, ask MySpace about that. Set us back 20 years LOL.
1:00 pm — Monday, 10 October 2016
enough already:
> Exactly

Exactly!!
5:15 pm — Wednesday, 12 October 2016
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