The anger in the title spurs from the fact that while Twitter may have paid a lot of money and then “upgraded” the application from Adobe Air to both Windows and Mac native clients, the core components of the application were removed. In fact, the flexibility, power, and dynamic functions that were removed is what had made it so successful. Because of this, many people have dropped the application for others, not to mention, they paid $40 million dollars to make a great thing simply okay.
So for all you CEOs out there with $40 million dollars to invest (and any schmuck on the street that wants to use their money wisely), here is a bit of free advice to keep in mind when messing with a good thing.
Remember why you became a success. It is because users were able to use it how they wanted. In fact, Twitter initially was intended to be used as a simple SMS to small groups of people. Yet, the users established it into an amazing social media service. Then the users began using hashtags to transform it into the perfect marketing social network. So when the users like a client that works with your network and gives you millions of tweets, it is wise to invest in the company, but not to gut it to your liking and then hope people will continue using it.