According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 36% of Twitter users do not use their account and another 7% have closed their account entirely. That compares unfavorably to social-media giant, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), that reports those numbers at 7% and 5% respectively. As Twitter followers eagerly anticipate their IPO, what does this mean to Twitter's investors?
Also, as Twitter grows in both users and revenue, is there a problem with being too true to your roots? What can Twitter take away from Facebook in its quest to enrich shareholders. Specifically, what is Facebook doing that Twitter should look to replicate?
Finally, what is Twitter's true business model, and does this poll present a risk to Twitter's value proposition?
In this segment of Tech Teardown: Quick Minute, Mark Reeth discusses Twitter and Facebook with Jamal Carnette.
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