Twitter is not declining

By Razib Khan | October 16, 2012 12:09 am

The Decline and Fall of Twitter?:

Even Twitter? Can Twitter be declining? Over at the Atlantic‘s Technology Channel I note that my own Twitter conversations are not quite as dynamic as they once were, and speculate about why that might be. I didn’t say this in the post, but I wonder whether it might have something to do with people who enjoy online conversations also enjoying new tools and toys: perhaps we get tired of Twitter not because it has a deficiency, but just because it’s been around a while. I’m not suggesting this in lieu of the explanations I offer there, but in addition to them.

I think this is an artifact of the fact that Alan Jacobs seems to have been a very early Twitter adopter. Here’s Google Trends for the USA for searches for Twitter:

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  • http://bensix.wordpress.com BenSix

    Whether its use is declining about people like Alan Jacobs – even if it’s rising among people who type things like JUSTIN IZ MY HEEEERO #LOL – is an intriguing question, though. Not sure how you’d test that. Any way of tracking the use of polysyllables?

  • Helena

    @bensix I was looking for a like/favourite button to applaud your comment #ironic

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