You can already set up your own Laconica server and have all of you updates
automatically posted to Twitter. You can also set up Friendfeed to pull in
all of your statuses as another source.
There are many ways to reduce or mitigate reliance on Twitter.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 15:13, Nick Arnett <> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Andrew Badera <> wrote:
>> Old news. This topic of conversation has been around since the
>> internetworked opensourced clones like started growing in
>> popularity.
>> I think you missed the point.  What if TweetDeck, for example, by default
> also published the user's tweetstream as an RSS feed, letting the user
> choose where to publish it?  What if every app did that?  Everybody's
> tweetstreams would be distributed on the Internet, rather than centralized
> at Twitter.
> Before Twitter existed, nobody had the traction to make this happen.  There
> wasn't even a place for developers to *talk* about this level of
> cooperation.  But now there is, right here.
> Does anybody really think that the current centralized model can scale as
> fast as the market wants?
> Seems to me that it is in the best interests of app developers to work
> together toward less dependency on Twitter as a repository.  And even though
> it might seem like it is against Twitter's interest to do so, in the long
> run I suspect its very survival depends on finding a role in which it
> doesn't have to have every tweet on the planet flow through its servers.
> Nick

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