I am a Twitter addict! I love Twitter, and would be lost and heartbroken without it. It’s like a streamlined, less-personal version of Facebook, for people who don’t have the time or patience for Facebook. And I particularly like some of the new things they’ve done, such as live-streaming the conventions, the debates, and even football games, which is brilliant. If anything, Twitter should do MORE of this. Every high school, college, and professional sports team with a Twitter page should be live-streaming their games on Twitter, just as the NFL started doing this past week. And not just American sports, but sports from the U.K. as well. I’d love to be able to watch Manchester United or the Bolton Wanderers and be able to tweet about the games.
I love Thomas Euler’s idea of making Twitter a user-owned platform, though I have questions about how that would work. In any case, freeing Twitter form the tyranny of the shareholder and the quarterly statement is a grand idea, regardless of who’s at the helm. Ion films has never gone public, and they’ve done reasonably well with their James Bond franchise.