Twitter’s bait-and-switch, now they’ve built their reach on the back of eager early adopters, is disappointing. It marks them as part of old, unenlightened, business, and consigns them to a far less remarkable place in the future economy than they otherwise might have had.
I think it was +Jeff Jarvis who observed around the time of the Olympics that Twitter have become an old-style media company. These actions validate that completely. Twitter is turning into cable TV.
Nailed it, and the transformation has been quite depressing to watch.