Screw Twitter, Look At What We Have

I spend a lot of time on twitter. A lot of time. I’ve also written about the Posting Economy (see my Ignite talk here).

I’ve also said that twitter has done nothing new or exceptional but have amazing communities on it.  No in line comments, no photos, no blah blah blah.  We still all use it, and this is interesting to me.  Why no ‘the next twitter?’  While pondering this, I realized I have many twitter like sites in my life. In fact, one for every part of it.

Workout: DailyMile

Mileage tracking for triathletes (and more).

Design: Dribbble

Designers post small portions of their screens.

Startup: Sprouter

Entrepreneurs talk about ideas and best practices.

Social: Facebook

Holy social graph batman, connected to high school friends to conference buddies.

If I had a pets there would be Dogster.  Autos.  Design.  Furniture.  Music.

We have a twitter for every niche.  User generated short posting via topic (with features!).  This is interesting because the argument that twitter has amazing communities on it, independently driving traffic, conversation and growth is gone.  Seems it it for the general part of lives, and experts are diving their attention to the niche, to get back to the good old days if you will.

There is a twitter for every part of my life.  Anyone else feel this way?

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