A relatively new Twitter-like site called Fried Eggs might soon be encountering new problems.
Fried Eggs is a progressive type of Twitter where you can embed videos, extend your ‘ tweets ‘ , or as they call it ‘ cracking ‘. It looks like Twitter but with a lot more functionality.
Now Twitter is rolling out a ‘ new ‘ Twitter. Where you will be able to do the same things:
Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little. The constraint of 140 characters drives conciseness and lets you quickly discover and share what’s happening. Yet, we’ve learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn’t always fit into 140 characters or less.
Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
The things that separated Fried Eggs from Twitter, and the very things that made it more functional than Twitter, and made it unique…are no more, or soon will be.
The site that tried to become, just got up and left. There seems to be little hope left for Fried Eggs, unless they can come up with something even more functional and unique.
I think they’ve just been scrambled…poached…griddled…and ‘ fried ‘.
( credit to @Butterose who informed me of this development )