The first Twitter is made up of what you might call power users and broadcasters. That is, these are people who use Twitter a great deal, and most of them have likely spent significant effort doing the following things:
- Carefully choosing accounts to follow
- Building up a following
- Regularly tweeting themselves
- Engaging with other Twitter users through @replies, DMs, retweets and so on.
Great post by Jan Dawson. I am definitely part of the first group and Dawson is right when he says that the Moments feature is targeted at what he calls "casual users" – my initial reaction to Moments was just "meh…"
Another extremely interesting take I read on what looks a lot like Snapchat Live Stories, was on this tweet by Brian Stelter:
The feature introduces a new form of "following" -- not individuals or companies but "events." Which gives Twitter a lot of editorial power.
A lot has been written on this – as it is always the case with Twitter – but this certainly has been one of the busiest week for Twitter, and also for the whole tech-media industry with Google's AMP and Medium 2.0. And yes, the new logo totally looks like the letter N…