Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Twitter’s Descent Into the Extractive

David Heinemeier Hansson has a dramatic reading of the new Twitter:

While the original rules were simple and fair—140 characters for all—the new rules were complicated, opaque, and easy to bend for the favored.

Sadly so. In order for Twitter to reposition themselves as a large company capable of making money and supporting their nearly 1,000 employees, they are offering preferred treatment to those who will pay them. Why not offer a premium user option?