Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM

It wouldn't kill Twitter to do text

Twitter supports beautiful pictures and video. Each tweet comes with a huge amount of metadata. Would it spoil the magic of Twitter to accept a few paragraphs of text along with a tweet the same way it works for pictures and videos? Nicely tucked away, until the reader clicks on it. The same way a link works, but without the need for a new tab.

It's such a simple and much-needed feature, if we want to create a network of peers, so that Twitter can stand alongside Facebook and the open web as places writers can post their ideas. This is a short post (the one you're reading right now). It wouldn't hurt anything if it were on Twitter in addition to being on my blog.

Dick Costolo, let me buy you a cup of coffee sometime. Let's talk about this. It's important for the health of the web, and honestly important for your company too.

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By Dave Winer, Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM. Still diggin!