I really really want to see them backup the tweet trademark. All birds are now being sued by twitter, they can no longer say; tweet tweet LOL.
Seems lil twitter grew up and found lawyers. While I don't agree or like the product that Dean sells, I dis-agree more with the misuse of legal representation by a corporation even more. I remember when MS started this everyone threw stones (and courts threw it out), now twitter starts it and its OK!? I warn developers to watch their backs, your little cheezy app that uses twitter may bite you in the arse. Of course, I don't see twitter going after the advertising/marketing companies utilizing the API and hitting the service just as many times to mine for data or to use what they mine to target sales. That seems to be a complete and total ethical use of the service, course a few $$ thrown the right direction always does sway a corporations view of grey. - Jeremy On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:13 PM, jim.renkel <james.ren...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I guess I should have pointed out that my tongue was firmly planted in > my check when I wrote my previous post. My bad! :-( > > Dean: I don't mean to make light of your particular situation. > Sometimes I just can't not point out absurdities, which the logic I > presented clearly is. > > What I was trying to do, perhaps not too well, is point out that the > API TOS may need to be revised to say that developers may use > twitter's trademarks, but only in "approved" ways. > > BTW, twitter is trademarking "tweet" as well as "twitter". You have > been warned! :-) > > Jim > >