My response to an article I just read:  twitter is probably following the example set by Google. Google’s mantra  is ” If It Ain’t Broke FIX It!” – something they have steamrolled over users time after time after time. In the end, like a dictator, Google always wins. If twitter makes ANY changes, you may yell and holler and protest, but eventually you will understand you have NO VOICE because twitter is NOT a democracy!