Fred Wilson Provides Feedback To Third Party Twitter App Developers

Posted Apr 9, 2010

Twitter investor and board member Fred Wilson wrote a lengthy blog post that explains his stance on third-party Twitter developers.  He suggested that third party Twitter developers stop trying to fill holes in the Twitter product, but to create something entirely new on top of Twitter.  His blog post talked about how popular social gaming became on Facebook and the apps that attempted to fill a hole in Facebook were pushed aside eventually.  Fred Wilson mentioned that the following businesses may end up having “new kinds of killer apps”: Social Gaming (similar to success on Facebook), Verticals (Stocktwits, Flixup), Enterprise (CoTweet), Discovery (Hunch, Listorious, WeFollow, MrTweet), and Analytics (, Radian6).  [Wilson’s blog A VC]