Well, perhaps that standfirst is a little over-dramatic but, just as the original incarnations of Napster and YouTube were utterly ruined, the same might be about to happen to Twitter. The internet police are coming.
A piece in the NMA has filled me with a sense of dread as they brought to light escort services, cannabis seed sellers and the general amount of readily available porn that’s available via Twitter. I’m not sure on the exact legality of these kinds of things but the point is that none of them are what you’d call child friendly.
So, MPs, CEOs and other such people with large, capped up letters are calling for Twitter to do some self-regulating, like asking people how old they are when they sign up would be a start.
I suppose these kinds of concerns are inevitable and it’s just that, as an adult and a fan of sex, drugs, porn and an open internet, I find it rather frustrating whenever rules and regs start getting involved.
The other thing is that I hate it when you can see the end of something good. It always happens but that’s the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever. The guys behind Twitter want to make some money out of the thing eventually and that’ll mean all sorts of changes I don’t like ultimately anyway, I suppose. I’ve just got to get used to it really.
So, what do you guys reckon? Beginning of the end? Sensible move? Comment me till I fart.