This is an interesting article on Twitter's controversial decision to implement an algorithm to its feed. The idea that Facebook's presence is intimidating Twitter into mistakes is one that I did not completely think about before.
It is true, to a certain extent. It seems that as Facebook looks to become more relevant as a content provider, Twitter seems to be reacting in a panic manner. They must see their strength, their ability to deliver news, i.e. content, in a fast way fading away. How could they not? Facebook's algorithm is making it harder and harder for users to think that they ever need to leave Facebook to get content. What makes things worse is that content competitors are actually delivering that content directly to Facebook in an effort to drive traffic.
So what should Twitter do? Should it not look to evolve? If it does not, it risks becoming the next MySpace, but at the same time, how does it evolve while keeping true to its core value? It will be interesting to see how Twitter evolves in the next couple of years as it tries to fend off Facebook's dominance.