Twitter: Censorship or Consumer Watchdog?

Clickz reports that Moonfruit, the Do It Yourself web site tech firm cries foul of Twitter pulling its hastag #moonfruit from twitter’s trending topics list.

In short, twitter censored the suddenly viral quick rising hashtag from its list.

Sad for the web 2.0 community, Twitter’s move undermines the ability for the community of users to police itself; in supporting or not supporting community activity, or even reporting wrongdoing when it occurs.

This maybe an opportunity for Twitter to develop another identifier for commercial hashtags based on color or a separate sear collumn for its users.

Read full text of the ClickZ article here.

Amos White is an Internet Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
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2 Responses to “Twitter: Censorship or Consumer Watchdog?”

  1. 1 darkbird18 January 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Nice job, kids are our future and that that! Thanks for your blog. DB18.

  2. 2 darkbird18 January 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Another word, Twitter is part of the New Age of Information. But like in Orwell’s “1984”, there are forces online that wants to control and take over this New Economy but they forgot one thing…ME! I have been online since 1994 and I have watch the Internet grow and Information is the key behind this new world of Social Media communication. knowledge is Power and that power is in our hands once again and they know this,,,remember the X-Files…FIGHT THE FUTURE! DB18 fin’.

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