Dean, calm down please.

I thought of a potential issue. It is Twitter's decision whether they
also see it as a potential issue and want to do anything about it.

Dewald

On Aug 14, 10:37 am, "Dean Collins" <d...@cognation.net> wrote:
> And as for you comment about them being spammy?
>
> If you are not following them whats your problem?
>
> Eg. Ford might want to set up a twitter account that RT a posts about anyone 
> who mentions Ford in their tweets. Whats your problem with that?
>
> Of course it could get publicly commandeered like the 'Skittles' experiment 
> this year but that's not Twitters problem, and it's certainly not 'your' 
> problem.
>
> Regards,
> Dean Collins
> d...@mytwitterbutler.com
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dean Collins
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:34 AM
> To: 'twitter-development-talk@googlegroups.com'
> Subject: RE: [twitter-dev] Re: Early developer preview: Retweeting API
>
> There are lots of apps that capture this information already.
>
> I'm not sure of the name of it but we had one at BarCampNYC that did as you 
> described for anyone who used the hashtag BCNYC5
>
> Regards,
>
> Dean Collins
> Cognation Inc
> d...@cognation.net
> +1-212-203-4357   New York
> +61-2-9016-5642   (Sydney in-dial).
> +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial).
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: twitter-development-talk@googlegroups.com 
> [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Dewald 
> Pretorius
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 AM
> To: Twitter Development Talk
> Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: Early developer preview: Retweeting API
>
> Twitter, you will have to create new rules and limits around these new
> methods.
>
> A new breed of spammy app is going to emerge that leverages
> retweeting.
>
> One where users can say, "Search for tweets that contain these
> keywords, and automatically retweet them for me on my account."
>
> So, you're going to get Twitter accounts that simply retweet tweets
> from others to fill their timelines, or to interleave them with the
> remainder of their tweets that all contain affiliate links.
>
> Currently that is not so easy to do, because you have to massage the
> tweet text, i.e., insert "RT " and chop some text off if that takes
> the length beyond 140 characters, not chop off part of an URL if it's
> at the end of the text, etc. With the new methods all that falls away,
> because attribution is now given by the "retweeted by" in the source.
> No text massaging is required.
>
> How about: "You can only retweet tweets from those you follow." Just a
> thought.
>
> Dewald

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