Twitter compete in Wave 4?
Earlier this year I wrote a blog entry entitled Building a Twitter clone where I speculated how a developer might build a service to rival Twitter using Live Messenger statuses. In fact, the use of Live Messenger statuses to build a Twitter compete is something that I have pondered way back in September 2007 when I wrote Microsoft Presence. A rival to Twitter?
The more I think about it this subject then the more I’m managing to convince myself that Windows Live wave 4 will include some sort of Twitter compete when it get released, hopefully later this year. Twitter has proved the value of aggregating public status comments and it wouldn’t be too much of a leap for Microsoft to build a very similar service using Windows Live statuses. There’s gold in those tweets and harnessed properly there could be gold in Windows Live statuses too.
I await with baited breath.