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Why Do People Keep Leaving Twitter?

The revolving door at Twitter, Inc. has been whirring at hyperspeed in recent months. Nicholas Carlson of the Business Insider has a post speculating (with the help of a supposed Twitter insider) about why it’s happening–and part of the problem, supposedly, is that Twitter has a complacent culture and is unwilling to reinvent itself on a regular basis in the same way that Facebook does.
I’m not a Twitter employee. I’m not a Twitter investor. I’m just a (mostly) happy user–and part of why I’m happy is because Twitter doesn’t change at a breakneck pace. It feels like it knows what it is. That may not be a recipe for making billions–and Twitter does have issues, such as the fact that it’s still almost impossible to search it in any reasonable fashion–but it’s kind of a relief.

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Googmoto: The Pessimist’s View

The Business Insider’s Henry Blodget thinks the Google-Motorola deal is bold but troubling:

Yes, there’s a chance that Google could pull off a miracle here and transform the Motorola Mobility business into a direct competitor of Apple’s–in which Google gets not only Android distribution, but super-fat iPhone-like profit margins to boot.

But doing that will be super-challenging. Motorola’s current hardware team has displayed none of the magic that Apple’s has. And the more Google tries to mimic that magic, the more Google’s other Android partners will likely rebel against Google’s competitive threat.



Esquire Doodles? How Original!

As The Business Insider’s Matt Rosoff reported, Google received a long-sought patent last week on Google Doodles, the customized logos it uses to celebrate various themes. I imagine that its lawyers are even now preparing a stern letter to Esquire, which shamelessly stole the Doodles concept for the logo for the “Special British Issue” it published in April 1958OH WAIT...