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PICTURE: REUTERS In their criticism of Twitter for not growing its user numbers, critics have fundamentally misunderstood its role in our digital, mobile world.The obsession of Wall Street and Silicon Valley with growth of its user base is misplaced. Twitter remains the most important social media network — not because of its size or growth but because of its importance and influence.Twitter’s description as “the front page of news” is still as apt as it always was. If you’re looking for breaking news, or need commentary on big events like last week’s constitutional court case on the role of the public protector, or want to see if the EFF was thrown out of the state of the nation address, you don’t rush over to Facebook, do you?The hashtags #PayBackDaMoney or #FeesMustFall or #ZuptasMustFall aren’t trending on Facebook, are they?Wall Street’s concern with quarterly results means tech firms are constantly chasing (often unrealistic) targets in both user and revenue growth. Apple co-f...

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