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Twitter is a “Stupid Network” (the good kind)

April 16, 2009
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I’m sure I’m not the first to point out this analogy, but one of the things that makes Twitter interesting is how it parallels the “stupid network” model, as prescribed by David Isenberg in The Rise of the Stupid Network. Twitter embraces the end-to-end principle which is a central design principle of the Internet itself. …

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Twitter in the news

February 16, 2009
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With Twitter Inc’s recent raise of another $35 million, bringing their total to $55 million, with an estimated valuation of $200 million to $250 million the company has been making the rounds on the wire. This AP story today, Can all that Twitters turn to gold amid the gloom? says that “Twitter intends to start…

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Introducing taglets.org

January 14, 2009
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Introducing taglets.org

A little over a month ago, my good friend and colleague, Mark Petrovic, had an idea for a project/service. That idea evolved into taglets.org, which we introduced today. At first, to be honest, it was not obvious to me how it would be used or by whom. But Mark is smart and I trust him.…

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Do “filters” mean Twitter has failed?

January 9, 2009
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This post is about flood control.  Not the kind happening up in Washington state, but information flooding. At one time email was a nice little tool, where we could wait with anticipation for the chance we might get an email, or two or three, today (for me that was the eighties).  But at some point…

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Phweet – a phone call in a URL – goes public (alpha)

July 31, 2008
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Phweet – a phone call in a URL – goes public (alpha)

Phweet launched yesterday as a public alpha – this means it (mostly) works, but it probably still has many bugs to work out and has plenty of room for improvement. Phweet is the brainchild of Stuart Henshall, probably best known as the founder of Skype Journal. When Stuart first brought the idea to me, I…

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