Twitter Needs to Become More Open or Die

Twitter needs to become more decentralized and open, says the company's former chief engineer, or it will wither and die like other "walled garden" approaches to the web. Alex Payne says he recommended that Twitter become a more open platform, but senior executives decided against it.…

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What Would a More Open Twitter Look Like?

As Twitter continues to struggle with repeated system outages and downtime, attention has turned to ways of extending -- or even replacing -- the social network as a communications platform. But what would such a world look like? It would involve multiple clients and open standards.…

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