It would have the same effect as the pivot, the technology of Twitter would become open. twitter.com could act as a clearinghouse. Charge an annual fee for an ID, just as you pay money to use a national park.
We need 140 different Twitters
Dave Winer ☮
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ID concept is quite interesting. Twitter (as I’ve stated in the past) is company with a truly powerful platform and value proposition, if fully materialized. I simply don’t understand why they can’t see the opportunity and execute :(

Their control over hashtags makes them a meme machine and zeitgeist combo.

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