Woofer vs. Twitter – Why Woofer Will Fail
It was just a matter of time. The microblogging tool, Twitter, needed some “competition.” Enter Woofer. Woofer is being deemed the “Anti-Twitter.” Why? Because Twitter limits your tweets to 140 characters and some people find this to be a problem. With Woofer’s macroblogging you now must post a minimum of 1,400 characters. But does this really solve the problem? I don’t think so.
- While 140 characters is not always enough to get your message out, it forces you to be creative and not ramble. It is much easier for me to remember 140 characters than 1,400 and making Tweets memorable is key.
- 140 character Tweets are much easier to sort through and digest than 1,400 character novels. Organization and navigation must be easy.
- Twitter was first and has already been adopted. Second never wins on the web unless you are better and Woofer is not better.
Woofer is creative. I will give it that. And it may or may not serve as a good way to draw attention to Shuffletime, the other venture from the people that brought you Woofer. But the Woofs will soon fade to Yelps and then back to Tweets again…