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Six years ago The Australian said Twitter wouldn’t last…

Six years ago to the day The Australian newspaper dedicated an entire leader column to an attack on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

In its article ‘Time is up for Twitter’ it wrote: “Certainly Twitter has generated a pandemic of popularity, but it appears many people quickly decide Twitter is tedious, with 60 per cent of new users becoming ex-users in a month.”

Fast forward six years, and the top two yarns on The Oz’s online Media section this morning suggest that may have been a hasty prediction…

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In that same column the paper also criticises reality TV formats and YouTube, which “chews through vast amounts of bandwidth and more money”, proclaiming newspapers as a “community that people pay to belong to”.

HT: Trevor Young (via Twitter, ironically)


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