Posts Tagged ‘ twitter ’

This is why investors see too much risk in Twitter-dependent companies

July 26, 2012
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It started way back in 2010 when, just before their first Chirp developer conference, Twitter shocked their developer community and ecosystem by buying a Twitter client and making some other moves that essentially put a stop on capital investment in any third-party companies that relied on the Twitter API or partnering with Twitter. Twitter tried…

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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

September 18, 2011
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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

Facebook is rolling out two new features that appear to be a direct reaction to Google+ (and to a lesser degree Twitter). Of course we have no way of knowing how long Facebook has been planning these features, but the timing and similarity to Google+ features certainly makes it appear to be a copycat response…

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An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

May 20, 2010
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An Answer for Twitter OAuth-pacalypse

For your smaller Twitter API projects, bash scripts etc, we have launched SuperTweet.net in case you don’t get OAuth implemented by the time Basic Auth goes away June 30, 2010. It’s a Twitter proxy – you use Basic Auth to talk to the proxy, and it uses OAuth to talk to Twitter. For example, to…

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Another Twitter cynic

May 27, 2009
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Serial CEO Peter D. Csathy says: Twitter’s revenues will pale compared to the ever-growing expenses needed to scale the service. And, my prediction is that the Twitter nation will lose steam in its passion and the bloom will be off the rose. So, Twitter — here’s a tweet in less than 140 characters — “SELL…

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BEWARE: twittercut is a password stealing SCAM!

May 26, 2009
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A quick search on twitter will show this site is bogus: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=twittercut DO NOT sign up there (or even visit the site).  If you did sign up, change your Twitter password asap. Here’s what the home page to the site says: Welcome to TwitterCut.com. TwitterCut.com is the best place for you to grow your twitter…

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Twitter #fixreplies and “intelligent” networks

May 20, 2009
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A few weeks ago, I said “Twitter is a “Stupid Network” (the good kind)”. It turns out I was wrong. Twitter created the #fixreplies problem (see here and here) for themselves when they decided to treat these tweets specially from the start, breaking the end-to-end principle. These are tweets by people I follow – they…

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#fixreplies hack – shows what Tweets you’re missing

May 17, 2009
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#fixreplies hack – shows what Tweets you’re missing

UPDATE May 18 2009: fixed some bugs, removed Twitter API rate limit issues, and simplified usage to one simple HTML file I put together a little hack that shows the tweets you’re no longer getting. It’s pretty hacky and requires some manual labor to use, but some people may find it entertaining. I decided to…

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Twitter #fixreplies fiasco is telling

May 14, 2009
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I’ve seen many people try to explain (or argue with someone) about why Twitter matters, what they use it for, why it’s cool. These conversations are often interesting in how they demonstrate that even people that love Twitter often can’t explain it to anybody. Sometimes I think these people aren’t even sure themselves what they…

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Sheep throwing on Twitter, redux

April 17, 2009
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UPDATE: Edited to reflect the fact that Luca is not the developer of buytter.com UPDATE 4/26/2009: Since posting this, it’s interesting to note that “how to block buytter” is among the top incoming Google searches sending users to Mr Blog – so apparently I’m not the only one considering these questions. Yesterday, I spoke briefly…

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Tweefight – the next way to throw shoes

April 16, 2009
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It’s gone way beyond snowballs and shoes. Not only are there at least three separate “shoe throwing” applications on Facebook, now you can throw just about anything at your friends, from watermelons to sheep. That’s fine. It’s not my cup of tea, but I know a lot of people enjoy such things. But, thankfully, Facebook…

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