I must admit I’m mostly unaware of the death of Twitter, indeed I found this article on Twitter, not Medium, because Medium for all it’s greatness hasn’t been able to compete with Twitter for discovery. But then again Symbian and BBOS were the smartphone OSes in town until iOS and Android destroyed them.
I have had to unfollow people recently to make my timeline more manageable.
I remember trying RSS. I followed a few sites and after a very short time I hit a point where the unread count was oppressive. Then I discovered Twitter. I didn’t realise it at first, but Twitter is a much better tool than RSS. It’s like RSS with messaging and micro-blogging, as well as now including media sharing.
What worries me, though, is that Twitter can’t figure out how to make enough money to survive.