Ben Thompson makes a compelling case that Twitter needs a leadership change to find success on Wall Street.
I love Twitter, and use it for hours per day (it’s a primary source of news for curating Post Status). I don’t own Twitter stock. I dislike Facebook for the most part, but own Facebook stock.
My stock decisions have turned out to be pretty good ones (to own Facebook but not Twitter). Similarly, LinkedIn has done pretty well on Wall Street but isn’t exactly a joy to use.
I’m not sure a better Twitter on Wall Street would mean a better Twitter for me.
I’d rather see a subscriber model versus an advertiser (only) model, that means revenues go up as subscribers go up. That’d keep me happy as a user, even if it’d be unlikely to be sustainable enough to keep Wall Street happy.