I want one!!
You know that trolling doesn't mean ridiculing someone?
Trolling is a fine art, and often it means gaining someone's trust, and provoking an emotional reaction you want, but not necessarily drawing attention to yourself as the troll.
I can imagine some people making a fuss over this tracking system, but I'm totally happy with it and if I wasn't it wouldn't be difficult to stop.
Unless you happen to be watching CNN or any other news organisation that seems to think we care what people on twitter think!
Seriously though, you're right in that it does everything its supposed to do, but what people expect from technology changes all the time, and twitter will probably get caught up in the corporate need to oversaturate it with ads or media, or the public's need for something, not necessarily better, but different. That's something all social networks fear the most - not necessarily being bad at what they do, but simply being out of fashion.
People left myspace in droves because it abused its popularit, profile flexibility and became saturated with horrible profiles and mass promotional material and dubious privacy policies. They went to facebook, which is just repeating some of myspace's mistakes and adding a few of their own. Now that I think of it, a lot of people hated facebook as soon as it stopped requiring you to have attended a college and opened up to anyone. It can never be that again, and for that reason, anything else that offers that right balance of exclusivity and popularity will take its place.
It seems that twitter's thing is simplicity, combined with the ability to stay up to date. I can think of a dozen apps that have offered that for years. It only takes twitter making one mistake too many for one of those existing ones or a new one to suddenly become popular, and so on.
Anyone of note still swapping news stories on Friendster? ICQ? Even myspace? Hey remember keyboard cat? Chat roulette?
Twitter has some longevity and will be around for 10 years at least, but I'll give it 3 more until its replaced by a new, better, fad. Actually scratch better. Twitter is inferior to almost every communication medium out there. Lets say, simpler, and by luck, more popular.
I was walking by some laptop users the other day and heard an ICQ "Incoming message" alarm. Lik