Great idea Abraham!

I'm Jonathan Markwell I first experimented with the the API in in
Summer 2007 when I made our office Nabaztag Rabbit speak all the
tweets in my timeline (it wasn't long before it was thrown out the
window). I pay the bills as an independent Ruby on Rails developer,
mostly working on Twitter integrations.

I'm really interested in the challenges of scaling developer
communities and have just started a series of blog posts on the topic

I enjoy organising real world developer events and activities inspired
by the barcamp, coworking, hack space and seed accelerator movements
mostly in Brighton and London in the UK. These include:

The Twitter Developer Nest:

WarbleCamp - The Twitter Developer Unconference:

Developer Mission - A group of UK hackers travelling to Chirp:

The Skiff coworking space:

BootCycle - Peer support for early stage technology products:


Please let me know if you are interested in participating in any of
the above or replicating them in your part of the world.

The feature I'd most like to see added to the API is a way for us to
add freeform metadata to tweets and users. This would enable the
developer community to experiment with the potential of new features
enabling us to innovate in the same way that users have with notations
such as @ and #.

I'm also working on my own app called Smidgn which is an approach to
achieving some of the benefits the above feature would provide.

Looking forward to meeting many of you at Chirp, I'm also travelling
to SXSWi for the first time this year, would be great to meet any of
you that are there.


On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Abraham Williams <> wrote:
> We have not had an introductions thread in a long time (or ever that I could
> find) so I'm starting one. Don't forget to add an answer to the tools thread
> [1](Gmail link [2]) as well.
> I'm Abraham Williams, I've been working with the Twitter API and this group
> since early 2008. I do mostly freelance Drupal and Twitter API integration
> and personal projects. I love seeing the creative projects developers build
> or integrate with the API and look forward to meeting many of you at Chirp.
> TwitterOAuth [3] the first PHP library to support OAuth is built and
> maintained by me, and will hopefully see a new release soon. I also built a
> fun Chrome extension [4] that integrates common friends and followers into
> Twitter profiles.
> The feature I would most like added to the API is a conversation method to
> get replies to a specific status.
> So. Who are you, what do you do, what have you built, and what feature do
> you most want to see added?
> @Abraham
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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