[David Heinemeier Hansson has penned an extraordinarily beautiful bit of prose about the path of Twitter](http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3328-twitters-descent-into-the-extractive). I love his concluding thought:
>Winter might be longer this time around, but inevitably Spring will return
That’s a fascinating sentiment, especially on the heels of the news that [Peter Chernin](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Chernin) is now on the board of Twitter. Twitter is a company that has “sold out”, but the interesting thing is they didn’t recently sell out — no — Twitter sold out a very long time ago and it is only now that we are beginning to pull our heads out of the sand and realize that.
I used to say that it would be easy for Twitter to start making money, but that was back when Twitter was used as a communications tool. Now Twitter is nothing more than a shouting match, with Twitter corporate doubling the volume of the highest bidder.