Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Trouble With Twitters - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Twitter has a Facebook moment (user uproar over recent changes); see the full post for more details

Twitter is struggling to retain its new users: More than 60 percent of Twitter newbies quit the service within a month, according to Nielsen, an audience measurement firm. The high turnover rate isn’t entirely surprising. The nuances, lingo, abbreviations and etiquette of Twitter is tricky for even seasoned users to grasp.

But striking a balance is crucial if Twitter hopes to expand beyond its roots — something the company appears to have realized.

The Trouble With Twitters - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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