Can Twitter Grow Without Changing?

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June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Contributing Editor David Kirkpatrick and Josh Rosner, managing director at Graham Fisher and Company, discuss the management shakeup at Twitter as chief operating officer Ali Rowghani steps down from the position and the company’s struggles to find growth and broaden its user appeal. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Transition from start up to publicly traded company.

It is their transition from relatively small business to a massive pop service for everybody.

Which it has to become given its public nature and the expectations of investors.

I think that is a much more difficult process than most investors thought about.

It is not going that well.

This is just come back to what everybody was talking about to begin with?

People just are not using twitter.

They do not understand.

My mom does not know how to sign up.

She gets facebook, but not twitter.

Not many people do.

I would say the same thing.

Everyone at this table uses it, i'm sure.

Very aggressively.

We understand that.

Are third cousins probably do not.

None of my three siblings have ever used twitter.

It is really hard to use.

The problem is that, its users are passionately devoted to it.

We insist there's nothing wrong with that.

If you change too much, they would be upset.

I just read the george clooney is engaged on twitter?

? you are so behind.

If it does not change -- ordinary people will never become the accusers.

What about the 140 character limit?

It was so unique and novel when it was first rolled out.

I'm on twitter -- here's twitter on my ipaq.

There's a giant photo there.

You can have photos and tweets, why not a few more characters?

I know that i can write a 140 character tweet.

Why should ordinary people have to think that hard?

Is about tweets, it is about links.

You had a massive pissing match last week?

I had a battle with the mortgage bankers association two weeks ago.

There was a speech at the annual meeting of the nba.

They talked about numbers that were unjustifiable, opaque on the denial rates for blacks and minorities.

We ended up in a huge back and forth twitter war.

You can link links with evidence.

Public people have a far more recent -- i think there is a huge value here the short focus news force.

I think there is value to them.

That is the kind of thing that will compete with facebook at $1.2 billion.

It is the kind of thing that will compete with and generate news or more understanding, hopefully.

I love it for that.

Is that something that is worth many more tens of billions than the current stock value?

Where's the revenue model in that?

Or does it become the new alternative to newspapers?

I will be honest, i am not as gloomy on the future of twitter as you are.

You have been.

The twitter question of the day is foundational.

Daivid's twitter question of the

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