Twitter turns 5, but how will it survive?


"With the low loyalty numbers, there's a risk of being displaced," Enderle said. "They need to become a much more permanent part of our life."

"If they don't, they likely won't survive the decade," he said. "It would be relatively easy to come up with something that does a lot of what they do, and it's too easy for users to switch."

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