Giving the most viewed presentation on slideshare ever at OSCON
Giving a presentation that had more views on slideshare in it's first week than any other OSCON presentation had in 12 years.
6 months ago Twitter was the best place in existence to use and develop great relations with key players in industry, brilliant thinkers and friends. It has since become popular, and like the kids trying to be popular in high school, has become a whore. Not that it was ever exclusive by restrictions, but rather by obscurity. Now twitter is being over run with spammers, marketeers ( is there a difference ), robots, celebrities, fake celebrities, ghost writers and a whole flood of me too people.
I feel like when a great indy band gets picked up by a major label and all of a sudden they are the “next big thing”. Yeah, you, with the T-shirt you bought at hot topic.. You haven’t “earned” the shirt. Just cause you bought the album doesn’t make you a fan. Please stop talking to me about how great they are. I liked them back when the venue was small and nobody knew their name.
How does twitter avoid “selling out” and thus burning everyone that helped them grow in the first place?
Twitter is at a really critical point right now and really needs to act fast or it’ll be another sell out one hit wonder. There are a few dozen services that would love nothing more than to pickup the pieces as soon as Twitter implodes.