What Do “Power Users” Think About the Twitter Acquisition of TweetDeck? - Page 3
Pasquini: Third party application acquisition is always good to help modify and move the online resource forward with development. I could see Twitter adjusting their website homepage as well.
What would you like to see emerge from this acquisition?
Junco: The changes to Twitter's website have served to add some of the functionality of applications like TweetDeck. I'm hoping there will be a crossover of functionality with the TweetDeck app adopting some of the best features of the Twitter website and vice-versa.
Lail: Continued open API.
Koval: My biggest hope is for Tweetdeck to continue to grow and be supported by Twitter. Tweetdeck's creators were committed to rolling out updates and addressing demands from users, so I hope Twitter will take the same approach.
How do you think the merger will benefit the end user?
Lail: Like I said, I think the user will see the Twitter home page start to resemble Tweetdeck. The assumption is that Twitter will start to become more functional and moldable and there MAY be less need for third party fixes.
Pasquini: Increased functionality and user-friendly application on the web would be the simplest concept. Twitter wants to reach more end-users, and finding applications to support the use and interest would help market it more effectively.
Junco was not sure what benefits might emerge. Koval and Jackson, however, expressed more concern than the others about effects on the end user.
Koval: I'm fairly skeptical that there will be major benefits for the end user. Now that Twitter owns Tweetdeck, I think that their focus will shift from serving users to meeting their goals and objectives for their service. That doesn't mean that Tweetdeck is going to disappear or necessarily get worse, but I could see it become less of a priority for Twitter as they balance all of their various interests.
Jackson: Recently (maybe a year ago) they first bought the Tweetie app. Now they are buying desktop apps, so I'm worried they are going to start closing down their API, which would be tragic since opening their API might be one of the main reasons for their success.