To manage my Twitter followers more effectively I have a rule which sweeps my followers into a directory allowing me to see them at my leisure. But in the last few days the rule stopped working. I looked into it and discovered that Twitter used to send an email message whenever a new follower is added “is now following your tweets” but has replaced this email message with “is now following you on Twitter!”
A while back I suggested Twitter purchase MySpace and rebrand the service Twitter in order to take on Facebook. Whether this happens or not is unknown but one has to wonder if this move is the first step towards Twitter broadening out its platform beyond tweets.