Hi Josh, despite your angle of reasoning I’m inclined towards Max’s line of thought. Twitter is not purely about networking, but in its core, it is just about sending and reading relevant tweets. For a new user what he should read is matter of exploration, which will take substantial time due to learning, send questioning, and some iteration. So by Max’s argument, Twitter should make sending the first tweet as the first forced experience and later progressively guide the user towards following other accounts or searching for hashtags or checking out tending tweets.
Thanks for reading.