Saturday, November 8, 2014

Picking up the GTEX torch where I appear to have dropped it during the IPO: Jeet Heer on the Twitter essay

Like so many things in my life, the Twitter IPO loomed large on my horizon & I kept turning away until I could scale it properly. When that didn't happen, as with so many things in my life, I felt as if I could not move on to other observations about the use/abuse/evolution of Twitter until I had finished climbing the IPO mountain properly & could view the world from that summit of achievement.

So this blog, like so many things in my life,  has lain dormant.

But this observation by the great Twitter essayist Jeet Heer needs posting, and reading.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summertime=empty university inbox=back to the Twitter blog. First up: Mathew Ingram on Twitter's confusion over what it wants to be.

Sadly, my analysis of Twitter''s IPO materials went the way of so much else during the school term: to the bottom of the curriculum design/meeting/marking/lecture writing file.

But now that the lilacs and poppies are in bloom, it's time to get back to crunching some of those numbers. This summer: Twitter monetization, friend or foe?

In the meantime, an astute and entertaining analysis by Mathew Ingram of GigaOm, who poses the multi-billion-dollar question: What does Twitter want to be?

Read it here: