Dare Obasanjo legt aan de hand van een discussie over Twitter uit waarom open source steeds minder relevant aan het worden is. De echte lock-in is namelijk niet softwarematig, maar eerder sociaal.
"The problem I see here is that Twitter isn't like web servers or a blogging engine because Twitter is social software. Specifically, the value of Twitter to its users is less about its functionality and more about the fact that their friends use it. This is the same as it is for other kinds of social/communications software like Facebook or Windows Live Messenger. Features are what gets the initial users in the door but it's the social network that keeps them there. This is a classic example of how social software is the new vendor lock-in."