Twitter has launched email notifications for retweets and “@” replies. This is a good thing. I’m sure some people are annoyed that Twitter automatically opt-d them in for the notifications, but all in all this is a positive new piece of functionality.
My question is, how did Twitter NOT have this before? How are we just now getting this piece of functionality when every other social network on the planet has had to have it at launch or soon after?
Sometimes it’s really hard to believe how popular Twitter is, especially given all of it’s early stumbles and it’s shortcomings.
It seems in 2011 and the era of Facebook and Twitter we’ve completely lost any care for open standards. Maybe it’s not just RSS that is dying - it’s the entire premise of open standards that is dying, and I think that’s really sad, and really bad for not just developers, but users in general.