When I first read the announcement about the API changes and recommendations I was shocked and angry. Like many developers, I had yelled when they stopped whitelisting applications, and I thought this new announcement was going too far. Thankfully, my family obligations did not allow me to write this post immediately following the announcement. So,… Read More Twitter Finally Provides The Ecosystem With Good Direction
Twitter has been on the minds of bloggers again. It started with Fred Wilson telling developers to do more than fill holes in Twitter. I’ve been thinking a lot about the Twitter Platform and Ecosystem recently. I think it is at an inflection point, much like the desktop software and hardware business was in the… Read More Stop Complaining, Twitter Just Proved Your Exit Strategy
Twitter lists have been available now for a short while and the blogosphere has been talking about them constantly. We have heard the reasoning behind much of it, like aiding user discovery and having users define their own suggested users list. Maybe I am getting crankier as I age, but I call bullshit. This has… Read More Twitter Lists Are Not About Discovery
OMG! I can haz twitter user lists! The blogosphere is in a tizzy with news that Twitter is launching user lists soon. Obviously, this has been a much requested feature, and most third party Twitter clients have already implemented this type of functionality. From the Twitter blog post, here are the basics: Lists are public… Read More Finally, Twitter Gives Us User Lists!
According to recent reports, the future will not be televised or at least it seems that way. A few weeks ago, Seesmic announced some layoffs. Today we receive news that Revision3, one of the most online video producers, also announced cutbacks. One of the casualties from a Revision3 distribution deals, EPIC FU creator Smashface Productions,… Read More The Future Will Not Be Televised