Thursday, August 23, 2012 tries to be alternative network - SFGate

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"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.
"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.' "" tries to be alternative network - SFGate

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