For years, Twitter's good fortune brought headaches with it.
On one hand, Twitter attracted a passionate and growing audience. But phenomenal growth went hand-in-hand with semi-regular outages, such as the service disruptions that occurred in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
But the questions about Twitter went beyond the technical problems. Management turnover raised doubts about what was going on behind closed doors. And above all, was there ever going to be a business model? How would a company ever make money with a service built around simple, 140-character messages?
These days, most of that tumult is in the rearview mirror. … Read more