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re: Would a Nonprofit Twitter Clone Work? VIEW POST

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Back in the days when Twitter started , there was also a twitter like competitor called Plurk and one other (forgot the name) , Twitter took off while plurk did not make its name although imo was a bit better platform if you ask me. What differentiate Twitter was the tech people and marketing, and then it took off on its own. (Been on twitter since 2007)

Edit: The major difference was also Twitter released API where Plurk did not, and that helped others to build apps and promote Twitter with their iOS/Android apps.

 

Interesting, thanks.

API support is very important in today's world. I think the lack of one is one of the reasons Google+ failed.

It's also one of the things worrying me about Twitter now. They're tightening access to it more and more, cutting off the developer community that helped them gain the market penetration they now enjoy.

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