Saturday, December 13, 2008

Keep It Simple, CNet

CNet's Don Reisinger completely misses the point.  It's specifically the LACK of all these additional features that makes Twitter popular.  Same goes for Facebook.  I don't WANT a social networking tool that specifically enables authors to upload their work.  Have they ever seen a blog?


Ryan said...

CNet usually misses the point when it comes to user experience, but this article gets extra bonus points.

If I didn't know better, I'd say the guy got really pissed off at Twitter for something (maybe the outages he mentions?) and decided to tear them a new one under the thinly veiled guise of a "competitive analysis".

This reminds me of all the "journalists" who have been spluttering for the past 4 years about how the iPod can't POSSIBLY be successful (reality be damned!) because it doesn't have an FM radio, and wireless syncing, and Windows Media compatibility, and 37 buttons, and an option to make you a ham sandwich.

Either that or he's link-baiting. After all, it's a tried and true technique used on other popular brands and products: just publish something ridiculously negative whenever you need lots of eyeballs for that ad revenue.

eme said...

hi there!!

any chance on accessing the max slides?

thank you!