Valley of the Blahs: How Justin Bieber’s Troubles Exposed Twitter’s Achilles’ Heel [blogs.nytimes.com]

Twitter seems to have reached a turning point, a phase in which its contributors have stopped trying to make the service as useful as possible for the crowd, and are instead trying to distinguish themselves from one another. It’s less about drifting down the stream, absorbing what you can while you float, and more about trying to make the flashiest raft to float on, gathering fans and accolades as you go.

How did this happen?

A theory: The psychology of crowd dynamics may work differently on Twitter than it does on other social networks and systems.

via Valley of the Blahs: How Justin Bieber’s Troubles Exposed Twitter’s Achilles’ Heel – NYTimes.com.

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