‘Twitter’s Problem Isn’t the Timeline, It’s That Signing up Still Sucks’ ➝

Owen Williams, writing for The Next Web:

Would any user stick around long-term if they were just constantly hurling tweets at Taylor Swift with no response? Sure, I follow a few celebrities to keep up with what I’m interested in, but by the sheer majority I follow people with similar interests that actually want to engage, rather than just use the service as a megaphone.

Twitter’s value, at least for me, has always been about meeting like-minded people online, frequently blossoms into real-world friendships.