Erin Everhart / Marketing / August 12th, 2011

The Eulogy of Old Twitter

This week, we lost a dear friend. One who touched the lives of many; one who will be sorely missed.@@DOUBLE@@On Monday, former social networking and microblogging interface Old Twitter died at 5 years young after suffering from redesigns for nearly a year.@@DOUBLE@@Old Twitter was a simple man. He lived in a time before never ending streams, before dashboard searching, and before embedded pictures and videos. He was before conversations were grouped and profiles were viewed on the same page.@@DOUBLE@@Old Twitter was a competitor and a fierce friend. He always listened to what was happening. He didn’t say much in return, but he never complained about hearing what you had for lunch for the 14th day in a row.@@DOUBLE@@Old Twitter of Biz Stone and Evan Williams is survived by New Twitter of Dick Costolos, hashtags, retweets and 200 million users (but only 10% of them will know that he’s gone.)@@DOUBLE@@Let’s take a moment of silence to pay homage to the social networking platform that brought us news of MJs death, the Hudson River plane crash, and Charlie Sheen finally going off the deep end. We wouldn’t have Sh*t My Dad SaysConan’s only followee, and the world’s most famous Internet cat without you. (And let’s face it, who wants to live in that world?)@@DOUBLE@@Ok, now get back to tweeting.@@DOUBLE@@What are you going to miss the most about Old Twitter?