Are Spam & Porn the Death of Twitter?

November 2, 2009

By: John Newcomer

Yogi Berra once said,  “Nobody goes there anymore.  It’s too crowded.” This may also be the fate confronting Twitter. It became too popular, too fast.

In February 2008, there were only 475,000 unique users on Twitter. Now there are more than 7 million. That growth, in less than 2 years, represents a 1,382 percent increase. Impressive, but guess what? Because of this success Twitter has been invaded by the carpetbaggers and morally corrupt opportunists of the internet. Unless Twitter can stifle the invasion, this phenomenon may just be an exploding star.

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