Chuck Shotton's recent "Twitter is a prototype" comment inspired me to write a blog post about overcoming the limitations of Twitter's design... I'm suggesting that Twitter apps should publish their tweetstreams locally or to a hosted service, as tagged RSS, so that anybody can aggregate, index and otherwise add value to them... without having to rely exclusively on Twitter to make the data available. I'm not saying there isn't a role for Twitter in the future, but I do believe Chuck hit the nail on the head in terms of their limitations.
http://www.nickarnett.net/2009/07/18/developers-unite-throw-off-the-yoke-of-twitter-centralization-and-publish-your-tweetstreams/ And now I believe I had better duck. Nick