People who talk about Twitter as being the “wire while it thinks it is the tin can,” Implying that the value in Twitter is the communications network and not in the products they are building, are missing the point about what Twitter is.
Read this story for a reminder about how Twitter is a business. It’s no longer a cute many to many communications platform, or a channel for hooking in your Arduino as a fun experiment. It’s a business. It’s a “We need to make some money” business.