My friend Kristian Hansen -- New York playboy and Howard Lindzon's right hand man -- posted an article about how boring he thinks Twitter is. I think Kristian's on to something here, but not necessarily about the every day use of the tool -- I really do find great utility from it -- but rather in the history of the service itself.
We're quickly coming upon the one year anniversary of Twitter's entrance to the tech-main-stream, and the fact of the matter is -- despite everything that's happened in the past year, Twittermeme and Hashtags included -- NOTHING HAS CHANGED with the service.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED in regards to how we USE the service.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED in regards to how services BUILD on the service.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED in regards to the DEMOGRAPHIC of users (it's gone more global, but still tech people only).
NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
So, Twitter, I know you pride yourself on your simplicity and whatnot, but it would be nice to get a sense that you all are a bit hungrier (this sentiment coming from a non-investor!).
Move faster. Send out all those amazing rapid iterations which the new web is famous for. Make us feel like we're riding a shark, not a donkey.