Mathew Ingram:

Although the company has since said that a new update is on its way that will make the feature less annoying, the outrage over the #dickbar is a symptom of a larger problem for Twitter: it wants to be a business, and users have gotten used to it being a utility.

Well said. The dickbar though goes one further and actually becomes as annoying as the flash based blinking ads found on low-rent sites.