Steve Jobs Silences the Tech EchoChamber – Twitter Can’t Scale January 15, 2008Posted by John in Technology.
We all know that Steve Jobs loves big mainstream media and dislikes the blogger tech critics. Today, Steve Jobs cast a spell on the twitter community and silences the early adopter influencers also known worldwide as the echochamber.
I am a big fan of twitter and it’s role in the global media operating system that is developing. During Steve Jobs’ keynote at MacWorld, Twitter proved that it cannot scale. Twitter has been up and down over the fast few months with ‘system upgrades’ but today it failed on the big stage. Web 2.0 media is such a kludge. It’s needs a solution.
It looks like we are back to using old school techniques like watching the Macworld Steve Jobs video, emailing friends, and commenting on blogs. We’ll have to wait for a better twitter and better aggregation.
We need a Media Operating System to scale large events at a low cost!
Ever since I first conceived and designed the PodTech BlogHaus franchise at CES, I’ve been watching how covering live events are changing. We will soon see the emergence of a “Media Operating System” fully based upon IP. The innovation will be a massive shift away from the current kudge silo’d solutions. Over the past two years, I have been seeing a framework that would be able to cover these ‘monster’ world events at a very low cost and large scale – Media Operating System. I hope that we can get something finished soon.
My fellow blogger, Paul Kedrosky (who writes great tech business posts), talked about this scale issue. He says “Yes, you can spend your way out of this problem with fat data pipes, mirroring etc., that just takes something economical — web media — and makes it uneconomical. The web will never be a mature live mass communications medium until this scalability problem for breaking news goes inexpensively away. ”
Bing bing bing… nailed it Paul.
It’s both a software and operating system problem – Google get on this now please and add this this to your communication agenda … twitter is just a feature.