/ Why Twitter Still Exists

With Twitter suffering chronic down time, people are beginning to openly consider alternatives. Yet Twitter’s user base is far from waning. Which raises a legitimate question, “how come everyone is still on Twitter when there are better alternatives available?”

The answer in my opinion, is a simple one: everyone is on Twitter. Think about it, what if you switch to Jaiku or Pownce? You’ll end up talking to yourself and missing out on all the action. Why? Because everyone is on Twitter.

In order for Twitter to suffer any loss, one thing will have to happen: several big names will have to simultaneously defect to a rival service which will likely trigger a mass exodus. Otherwise, limping or not, Twitter is here to stay.

Update: This kind of transparency and honesty is another reason why Twitter still exists. Good job on the communication front guys.


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