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How Twitter is like Napster

It was imho a mistake for the music industry to shut down Napster. Having it all in one place had a ton of value that could not be replaced with a dozen incompatible music sharing systems. Yet they did shut it down. Same with Twitter. Having one central news system has a ton of value, a lot more than a dozen incompatible news systems. Yet I'm afraid we're just going to let it fade away, and it will be replaced with who-knows-what.
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