Now that space Karen has thoroughly musked up Twitter by killing off third party apps in the shittiest way possible (I mean, I hope), I’ve been wondering about the unforeseen consequences. Like, I kind of feel like all the people whom I was interested in used third party clients. The only people I ever knew who used the stock app were the people too cheap to pay $3 for something better. And I don’t really recall that any of them were terribly prolific. Eyeballs are great when you survive by selling ads. Not so useful when what really brings people is content. That your platform doesn’t actually create.
But I wasn’t born rich so clearly I’m not smart enough to understand this kind of crap.