Amongst the infighting, inability to innovate (or at least finalise innovations), and convert it’s relatively large user base into financial viability, there is a small window where Twitter can succeed. Though, I believe that with G+’s rising popularity/pending brand pages (a service which takes aim squarely at Twitter) and Facebook’s recent one-way subscription model, the days of Twitter are numbered.
It’s simplicity is both a boon and a curse, it looks largely the same now as it did a couple of years ago and it hasn’t addressed the issues of meaningful interactions or media sharing. For one, I’ll be thankful for the day that URL shorteners and groan-worthy hashtags are gone. Learn from Twitter’s lessons and move on.