Wednesday December 28, 2016

Twitter Spent 2016 Pouring Gasoline On Its Fires

If you were going to explain how Twitter did in 2016, this headline pretty much sums it up. Then again, if we were to be totally honest, pouring gasoline on its own fires is pretty much what Twitter excels at as a company.

Twitter isn't a single entity, but a conglomeration of communities that use the same platform for various purposes. There's weird Twitter, political Twitter -- hell, there's even a cute animal pictures Twitter. Beyond communication in 140-character snippets, there's only one other thing that the service's disparate users can agree on: the fact that the site has failed to fix any of the fundamental problems that have dogged it for years.