Loic Le Meu has done a video on the future of Twitter which has some interesting points of view in it. He is dedicating his company time towards Twitter as he thinks the future will be huge. The video is quite long so here is a precise of what he has to say:
- He highlights the access of status updates to other social networks which will also offer api keys to their statuses.
- He thinks we will laugh that we had to go to lots of sites to update statuses. So that apps can access.
- Twitter will be big for responsible for reputation – how many retweets they get. How many lists are they in?
- More and more people will use Linked-in and Twitter – see what they like coffee etc
- Twitter will replace text messages cause it is portable and achievable, not tied to mobile phone company
- Twitter will replace chat rooms – location will be important. Google latitude to stream his location. This is going to be huge – the most important
- Private updates will be more important than public updates. Just look at Facebook – This was because facebook bough Jaiku
- E-commerce – won’t take off on Twitter.
- Live reviews – people reviewing things live
- Talking to the chef in a restaurant
- Web will be a fraction of use of twitter – mobile will be bigger
- Dating – won’t be big on Twitter
- Google will have its own Twitter and won’t acquire Twitter
- Twitter won’t display advertisements in the stream
- Companies will have teams dedicated to Twitter – it will be huge
- Local news on Twitter
- I don’t think Twitter will be acquired
- It will be everywhere – within Google
- Search will include tweets
- Vertical twitter applications – dedicated to one space e.g Stock Twits
- Promotions and deals on Twitter
- Twitter will be used outside of Twitter.com
- Less bull S**t and more transparent – you won’t be able to lie
- It will always be about you – not about the tools.
OK I realise I didn’t get them all but you get the gist of what he is saying. Twitter is all us, it is just a tool at the end of the day that helps us stay in touch. Nobody knows what the future of twitter will bring but I have to disagree with one point he made.
I believe Twitter will be bought out by someone, possibly Google, because it would make sense that the world’s largest social network teams up with one of the biggest search providers. If they did this the options as to what Twitter could achieve would be limitless. I think a lot of what he explains is already happening, companies having dedicated teams for instance. What do you think the future of Twitter will be?