Do not worry, there is no takeover or merging of epic proportions between these two giants, which can ruin all the fun. Our intention was not to mislead you with this post’s title. We just did not know how to put it properly. So, what is happening or about to happen with Google and Twitter?
For what is worth, these two busy gigantic cyber bees have decided to include tweets as the official part of Google search results and engines. So, what is the catch and why it is so important? For Google it means less work, which needs to be done. Now, the process is fully automatized. And for Twitter?
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to realize how this change will impact Twitter’s users and profit, do you? Then, how come they did not do it before? If it is an obvious win-win situation for both parties, why waiting and hesitating in the first place? Well, as always it is all about the control.
This is not the first time, Twitter has allowed Google to index its content in its search engines and results. Back then Twitter wanted to ensure better control over its content, as it probably wants now. It is more than obvious that you can have it both the skyrocketing exposure and tight control. Time to choose.
Yes, cyber boys and girls, there is no in both this story nor its title. We were used to seeing the problematic “vs” abbreviation between the major social networks and some of the countries, such as China, Turkey, North Korea or Iran. However, this is simply not the case with the Saudi Arabia.
Well, what is the catch with this one? It turns out that Saudi Arabia, despite your prejudices, have nothing against the social networks, especially the Twitter among others. On the contrary, Twitter has found one very unlikely, but extremely helpful purpose for the current situation in Saudi Arabia.
You have probably seen it in the numerous movies. The knights are shouting, the king is dead, long live the new king. Well, the people in Saudi Arabia feel the same way about their new king. It is a matter of personal honor in Saudi Arabia to pledge your allegiance to the new king. Here is a trouble.
How to do such a thing? You cannot travel all over those deserts and ask for an appointment with the king himself, can you? This is how Twitter came to be extremely helpful. Literally millions and millions of people tweeted about it. Twitter has obviously helped all those people find a proper way.
What’s up cyber boys and girls? The next thing you know the WhatsApp app can talk now. Are you surprised? Or maybe, this is something you have seen it coming our way, sooner or later? Either way, one thing is undoubtedly clear with this one. We have all wanted for this to happen with the WhatsApp.
And now, we have it, in all of its glory. On the other side, there are some pessimistic questions, we just cannot avoid asking. Is this what all social networks are coming down to? Isn’t it too obvious to neglect? All social networks from the major league are more or less the same. Do we really need this?
What is the difference between Skype and WhatsApp? They have different logos and use different color themes. Do you remember when Twitter was all about photo stuff? You could not tell a difference between Twitter and Facebook at one point. Without any exaggeration, it would be very hard to tell a difference.
You are going to wake up one day, and you are going to get lost completely in the endless jungle of social networks. One day, it would be all the same, which one you are going to use. Sorry WhatsApp, but we are definitely notninnthe mood for our hats off thing. Maybe, some other time. Good luck!
Do you want to publish an Instagram picture on your Twitter profile, by using a link in your tweet? Good luck with that. From now on, if you want to use a picture on Twitter, just do it, directly and selfishly with no Instagram’s helping hand. So, what is the catch with this one? Why is Twitter acting this way?
For some reasons we can dare to make a wild guess. For the other ones, we leave you to be a judge of what is going on and why. Let us make this long story short, shall we? It all comes down to the number of users you are trying to reach. For what is worth, you can handle pictures on your Twitter account.
However, Instagram gives you more options. So, Twitter is afraid that it may lose too many users due to the pictures trouble. On the other side, Facebook supports its interests in the best possible way. This is how, we have ended up in this quite unusual, but a perfectly logical love triangle.
What is going to happen, eventually? You do not have to be a rocket scientist to give a nice and accurate estimate, do you? The users, who are sharing their thoughts with the world, will use Twitter. Visually oriented users will give an advantage to Instagram. Could it be more obvious and simple than this?
Are we exaggerating, when we say that at the end of the day all major online services and platforms are going to look alike? We even dare to say that we are very likely to hit the wall of annoyance, in this matter. Why? Here is the most recent example. Twitter has some serious thoughts about videos.
They will either introduce a brand new video channel or include videos on their existing message platform. Either way we are not thrilled. Do you remember? Not so long ago, after introducing so many pictures in its default view, you could not tell a difference between a Twitter and Facebook start page.
Now, we are going to look for some YouTube video, and what do you know we will end up watching it on Twitter. Then, what is the use or the very catch, if we cannot tell a difference between the most popular social networks? On the other side, there are some stubborn guys, who are one of their kind.
How about Snapchat? Facebook has already knocked two times at its door. No use. They do not even want to look back to at least examine the takeover offers, which include billions of dollars. Literally. Let us wait and see, if this is going to be a Twitter’s video of success or a complete failure.
What is Emotate? That is the first global emotional social network. The Emotate is all about emotions and colors. So, forget about pictures and likes this is something completely different. For the creators of the state of emotions Facebook and other social networks are obviously just not good enough.
Now, all what is left to be seen is the reaction of the potential and future users. Would that be enough for you to choose from 88 main emotional categories, which are made available on the Emotate? Well, it has to, because basically this is all what you will get. Is this a revolution or a dead end street?
At this point in time is really hard to say. It is not a secret that the current condition with the main social networks, we are using simply cries for some serious reconstruction work. Our emotions and above all social relationships have definitely taken the wrong turn under the current circumstances.
Who knows, maybe the indisputable reign of the like button is finally over. In the meantime, we have to keep experimenting and looking for a fully functional replacement. If your heart beats only on Facebook, then your emotional life has just hit the wall made of steel. You have been warned, haven’t you?
Or, maybe it is better to say – newborn madness. Can you imagine something like that? Babies making selfies. They do not even know what they are doing in the first place. Some busy little bee has created toys with mini-cameras by using Facebook and Twitter logo shapes. So, what do we have as a result?
Well, you have a cute baby, who plays around, and the next thing you know, he or she gets one of these toys. As soon as you presure these newborn toys the camera within does its job. This is how the babies publish their selfies online on Facebook and Twitter, without letting you know or asking for your approval.
This does not have to be necessarily bad or problematic. Let us face it. The social networks are the very places, where you want to share the happy news with the rest of the world. So, what is the difference? Yes, there is a dark cloud over our children’s privacy. What about the naked babies, as well?
What do we need to do, and what needs to happen next, so we can be able to draw a line. Enough is enough, and babies should not be involved in the controversial world of selfies. Right? What is next? Toys for our pets, which are shaped like bones with Facebook or Twitter logo on them. Seriously?
Instagram is all about the numbers right now. Based on its unofficial, but more or less reliable statistics, there are more Instagram than Twitter users. Let us be a little bit more precise. More than 300 million Instagram users versus a little bit more than 280 Twitter birds. How could this be possible?
Well, we are a little bit lazy when it comes to googling about the history of social networks. But, we are pretty much sure that Twitter is older than Instagram. Now, we can go back to our most important question. What went wrong with Twitter? Well, to tell the truth Twitter was doing just fine.
However, in the same time Instagram has done better. As a matter of fact, since the March relatively new guy in the neighborhood has been able to achieve an impressive jump of new users from 200 to the current 300 million. On the other hand, Twitter was fighting hard to record new 40 million users.
Twitter has a new homework. The trouble with the curve is screaming for some thorough analysis in this case. What was so special about Instagram, and obviously so ordinary about Twitter? For what is worth, we sure hope that Instagram counts only the truly active users. Otherwise, what is the use?
This is what happens when you get too close to the sun. You get burned, sooner or later. On the other hand, you should not build your business “symbiosis” on someone else’s superpowerful brand. As you can see there are always two sides to each story, if not even more in this one. So, what happened?
Well, the Twitpic just got acquired by its name neighbor – no more, no less than the Twitter itself. For quite some time, Twitpic has enjoyed the powerful shade of the gigantic blue wings. However, it seems that Twitter has more than enough of this brand name similarity in its own backyard.
This takeover is closer to the subtle business elimination, than a fruitful teaming up. For what is worth, all you can do is to download your photo archive from the Twitpic, and say one last goodbye. The Twitpic should have known better, that is for sure. Now, its founder has to start with something completely different.
Do we have to provide some additional explaining for the moral of this story? If you are already planning to invest both your time and energy in a life changing startup make sure it is absolutely unique. Otherwise, you will never be quite sure that your idea, which relies on some existing well-known concept, has not already expired.
Just because we did not see it shoulder to shoulder with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it does not mean it is not out there. Something is cooking in Apple’s kitchen. Something that got to do with the money, but in a quite different way. This is supposed to be a new function and entire new chapter for Apple.
Only for Apple? The biggest sharks in the social network sea are up to something, that is for sure. Apple works on its ApplePay, Facebook offers a money transfer option for its Messenger, and now Twitter gives us an additional option BuyNow. The social networks are obviously becoming the financial networks.
Is this a smart thing to do? If you have found the reliable signs on the road that people are looking forward to using the additional ways for transferring the money, then this is a win-win combination. On the other side, if the extra profit is all that matters here, then this can hit back like a boomerang.
At one point, we may easily say that enough is enough. Maybe, the social networks are pushing the very limit of our patience. Unfortunately, if you just cannot get enough whatever you do, then no one can help you. At the end of the day, we may easily forget what the social networks were all about at the very beginning.