Eventually, everything gets old.
Twitter kind of sucks to use, and when you started seeing hashtags on NBA courts, it just seemed like maybe we were all sort of missing what we liked about Twitter.
Go on Twitter on an NFL Sunday morning and its like, the ESPN official NFL account retweeting pictures from a bunch of people who took selfies in jerseys on their way to the game. I mean, this is an account with 850,000 followers that is providing negative value to the service.
And then like, I know Jeet Heer and Marc Andreessen have this little niche where they tweet in rapid succession (tweetstorm), but it's actually a huge pain in the ass to try and piece together their thoughts (unless you build a separate column on your TweetDeck, which is the only way you can really keep up with Twitter [and even then!], and is a shit product that constantly crashes, but okay. Or unless you work for Business Insider and you collect those tweets in a post!)
And so only after you do tons of work does their series of thoughts make sense. Which is a shame.
No one really blogs anymore, so everyone is on Twitter (allegedly), and while the idea of limiting how many characters a user can use is completely genius, people who want Twitter to be a place for "real" discussion (whatever that is) are finding themselves disappointed and frustrated.
Or so it seems.
I don't know if Ello is any better, but I'm more excited about what happens on Ello than what happens on Twitter.
Because what happens on Twitter is:
1) Every news service tweeting a link to their coverage of the same story
2) Everyone tweeting "!!!" when something OHMYGODSOCRAZY happens in sports
3) Inside jokes no one gets
4) Journalists fighting
All of these things are exhausting and forgettable.