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Twitter is “dying.” At least, that’s what finance, leadership and innovation blogger Umair Haque argues in his chronicle of the social media platform’s spiraling decline. Haque makes a convincing argument that this downfall is the inevitable result of abuse. He takes a look at the difficulties Internet companies face and outlines those challenges with a clear warning: Deal with abuse, or lose your user base. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking piece to everyone who uses social media to promote themselves or their businesses.

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Umair Haque is a member of Thinkers 50 and the director of Havas Media Lab. He is the author of Economics for Humans and The New Capitalist Manifesto.

 

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People are tweeting less. Twitter – once heralded as a “great global town square” – is slowly going quiet. One explanation for why people don’t spend as much time on the application as before is the rampant abuse on the platform. Twitter has become uninhabitable, not only because of threats of actual, physical violence, but also the constant social viciousness and unavoidable “snark” that permeates it. Compared with other challenges Internet companies face, abuse is a cornerstone problem that will require considerable money and effort to fix.

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