Replyz as example of Twitter as platform
In the wake of Danny Sullivan’s piece last week we had a lot of Tweets and Re-Tweets and sign-ups and follows and so forth, and just wanted to thank everyone for trying out Replyz and helping guide the details of its development.
In particular, we wanted to thank Adam DuVander for his kind and insightful write-up at Programmable Web. Adam writes:
Replyz is a great example of Twitter’s potential as a platform. At a time when Twitter’s business decisions are keeping some from investing in the platform, it’s great to see a company creating as much value as it’s taking from Twitter. That’s good news for the keepers of the platform. Expect Twitter to do what it can to help these sorts of companies grow.
Adam really gets what we’re trying to do, and even took the time to Tweet back-and-forth with us as he explored the site. Thanks Adam!
Others are seeing Replyz as a tool for Twitterers with a specific goal. For example, Alice Allen sees Replyz as a potential tool for real estate agents who use Twitter, provided they post helpful, non-spammy replies to real estate questions. We’re already seeing a fair number of niche users posting replies to questions about their product, service or expertise and it does make a lot of sense.