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goobster  ·  470 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump - Will it be awful? Will it be successful? What are your predictions?

    but how many of these people are even real?

And this is the key thing. Once you start digging into Twitter, you find that there are isolated pockets of users who are very active. Black Twitter. Customer Service. Affinity circles.

But more than 80% of the activity on Twitter is never seen by human eyes.

The people who actually use Twitter as a communications medium use it as a tertiary or even fourth-level platform.

Twitter is already an afterthought.

Trump's presence and bloviating will further diminish the last remnants of "business tool" sheen that Twitter has, and it will slide quickly into irrelevance. See: MySpace.

elizabeth  ·  470 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I've noticed that already. Most my twitter feed looks like people shouting in the void, hoping someone will click on their link. It's a spammer's paradise.