Oh my! Twitter is in a race for its life, struggling to keep up with Facebook and Snapchat. Twitter has not yet made a profit, despite 313 million users per month and ten years in operation. Somehow, they made $602 million this year BUT no profit? Hmm. That is very similar to my teaching financial model, so perhaps I should apply for the CEO position if they are getting desperate.
Here are 5 compelling reasons to support Twitter in its time of need:
- My generation has finally mastered the intricacies of tweets. Forcing us to learn a new system would be cruel and unusual punishment.
- Our entire culture has learned that “tweet” is not just what a bird says. The ripples of losing that new definition could affect educational outcomes and our ability to create 21st century learners.
- The Twitter business model is mythical and mysterious. Business and economic majors could study this for decades, perhaps creating a new theory of relativity.
- I am too wrinkled to use Snapchat. And I can’t sing.
- We have learned to communicate in 140 characters or less. Long-winded, can’t-shut-up people are probably losing out in the gene pool. We could end up with an entire world of brevity.