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Ever wonder what people around you are tweeting? You probably don’t want to know actually – just like we didn’t.
But once you download this handy app, you’ll look alright – and you’ll find yourself checking back every now and then, if only to make sure you aren’t near any creepy people taking creepy photos.
Twitter’s disconnects from seemingly simpatico platforms is well-known, but the part folks don’t usually focus on is this: Twitter is actually helping these Twitter-addicted tech platforms (in a round-about way).
Remember when Twitter decided to no longer allow Instagrammers to find Tweople and cut off access to its API? And now Facebook (Instagram’s new sugar daddy) is doing the same to Twitter.
But there’s more!
Think Twitter is taking the higher ground by still allowing you to share your Vines to Facebook? Think again.
We’re two days into the new year now, a great vantage point for looking ahead and assessing how Twitter might perform in 2013.
2012 was also contentious for Twitter. This year, Twitter put new restrictions on what it would allow third-party developers to do, and went to war with former ally Instagram over photo-sharing dominance of social media.
What will 2013 bring for Twitter? Five predictions, below.
You’ve likely seen it reported countless times by now: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, screwed up the privacy settings on a family photo and it ended up on Twitter. And she got all shades of angry about it.
People are saying it isn’t news (though it so obviously is) or they’re having fun focusing on the hilarious irony of the slip-up and her reaction to it – but what about the poor woman who unintentionally shared this “private moment?”
Is Randi Zuckerberg a Twitter bully?
Disgruntled Instagrammers were already being wooed away by its competitor, Flickr – and now it seems Instagram is in a full on self-inflicted death spiral.
Or so one would think, reading Twitter.
Everyone was wondering a while back how Twitter could have missed out on snagging Instagram, particularly when Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was an Instagram investor.
Well, it turns out Twitter did attempt to buy Instagram and may not have been given an opportunity to provide a counteroffer – and that could put Instagram’s CEO, Kevin Systrom, in a bit of hot water.
And the photo saga continues.
Instagram disconnects, Twitter releases new photo editing capabilities, Pinterest adds supports for Twitter cards and now Flickr has jumped into the fray with a new iOS app that fully integrates with Twitter. And Facebook. And Tumblr.
And it may make Instagrammarians consider relocating.
Instagram make have been justified in its decision to stop helping users to post their pretty pics to Twitter, but it may have been a foolish move in the game of social media platform dominance.
Pinterest appears to have joined forces with Twitter – or to have at least decided to kneel before Zod. Mwahahaha.
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