Ima be honest. I'll LOVE to see more people on this platform. but i don't think it can REALLY compete with twitter. I mean being a free user you get less charcters than what twitter provides for all users. And of course the pricing plans...
We're not even out of Beta yet. This site is still being tweaked based on our suggestions and bug reports. Things are still subject to change. Nothing is set in stone yet. I do agree that the 240 character limit is too restrictive.
I already like it more than facebook and twIitter. More freedom to post what want on here without being censored.
I think I've read somewhere that an "articles" section or something similar is in the works (but don't quote me on that), which would be nice.
And NO, I am not advocating for removal of tubes, i'm just voicing my opinion of this site. What do you think? Say so in this comment section. #bittube
...But i still would like more people to be here and try it out. I only hope as the userbase grows, it becomes less like a social media esque of vimeo with it's own currency, and more like a social media that we can migrate from twitter to.