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Posted by Jonathan Snook

Mashable has an interesting article that places Twitter's popularity purely on its simplicity. Even more bold, it believes that people haven't left Twitter because of its simplicity. Its competitors are simply too complex. I contend that Twitter has succeeded and continues to succeed because no other service matches its breadth of distribution. Twitter has been smart by allowing multiple ways to interact with the service:

* There's the web site, of course.
* There's the mobile site.
* There's instant messenger.
* There's the well-documented API.
* And there's SMS.

All of this combined has made Twitter a very compelling platform for barnacle application development. Having so many services that depend on it creates a great deal of resistence to move to other platforms. Click here to read more of Jonathan's blog.

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