"Caldwell believes Twitter wouldn't have to make those moves, and could be "more powerful than Facebook," if its executives hadn't made a decision to become more of a media company relying on a Google-style ad revenue model rather than continue as a simple messaging platform that connected online services.App.net tries to be alternative network - SFGate
"If you are building an advertising/media business, it would then follow that you need to own all of the screen real-estate that users see," he wrote. "The next logical step would be to kill all third-party clients and lock down the data in the global fire hose in order to control the 'content.' ""
Thursday, August 23, 2012
App.net tries to be alternative network - SFGate