First day at Mobile World Congress sees Twitter, that well-known mobile phone company, secure the second keynote. So ... not a carrier, not a handset manufacturer, and with no way of making money for the mobile industry beyond providing more traffic (and lots of things, like X-factor voting do that), the only thing that merits …
"Twitter is cool."
What a Twat!
No it is not.
I only just noticed...
(Because I'm a little slow, obviously.)
That twitter is no longer being referred to as "the Web2.0rhea service", or similar. Shame. I think that was a much better term for it than 'micro blogging' or 'social networking'.
I disagree with this article's premise about twitter
I think twitter represents, is part of, a significant evolution of computing and Internet use as it shifts/embraces mobile devices and access.
As such it is perfectly valid for a keynote session at the conference.
The reasons the article cites against this are in my opinion shallow and lack insight.
I'd be interested to understand if this is a result of a lack of understanding of the evolution of the web/Internet... or a deliberate (contrary) editorial position from El Reg.
I'd like to think it was an editorial position.
One I've always found a cheeful relief from some of the breathless twitterloving of some other tech sites.
- Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
- Pics It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices
- White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
- The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR
- Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS