Why doesn't Twitter just open up their API and patent and then the Twitter API becomes "the standard"? We all change less code that way. :-) I like all these open standards, but it would be so much easier if we could just use the existing APIs as standards that we've already integrated into all our code. I think Twitter's losing out on a huge opportunity here by not opening up their API.
Jesse On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Julien <julien.genest...@gmail.com> wrote: > Andrew, it's not so much about making a "simpler" API, but making it > standard : having the same API to get content from 6A blogs, Tumblr's > blogs, media sites, social networks... is much easier than > implementing one for each service out there. > > After a small day of poll, here are some results : > > Do you currently use the Twitter Streaming API? > Yes 18 53% > No 16 47% > > Would you use a Twitter PubSubHubbub hub if it was available? > Yes 33 97% > No 1 3% > > Have you already implemented PubSubHubbub? > Yes 24 71% > No 10 29% > > > Obviously, 34 is _not_ a big enough number that I think we have a > representative panel of respondant, but we also have "big" names in > here, (including some who have access in the firehose), which makes me > think that PubSubHubbub should be a viable option for Twitter. > > If you read this, please take some take to respond : > > http://bit.ly/hub4twitter > > Thanks all. > > Cheers, > > Julien > > > On Mar 1, 9:02 pm, Andrew Badera <and...@badera.us> wrote: > > But how much simpler does it need to be? The streaming API is dead > > simple. I implemented what seems to be a full client with delete, > > limit and backoff in parts of two working days. Honestly I think it > > took me longer to write a working PubSubHubbub subscriber client than > > it did a Twitter Streaming API client. > > > > It would be nice if the world was full of free data and universal > > standards, but if it ain't broke, and it's already invested in, why > > fix it? > > > > ∞ Andy Badera > > ∞ +1 518-641-1280 Google Voice > > ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private > > ∞ Google me:http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera > > > > > > > > On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Julien <julien.genest...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Ed, > > > > > On Mar 1, 5:23 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zzn...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >> In light of today's announcement, I'm not sure what the benefits of a > > >> "middleman" would be. > > > > >>http://blog.twitter.com/2010/03/enabling-rush-of-innovation.html > > > > >> Can you clarify > > > > >> a. How much it would cost me to get Twitter data from you via > > >> PubSubHubbub vs. getting the feeds directly from Twitter? > > > Free, obviously... as with the use of any hub we host! > > > > >> b. What benefits there are to acquiring Twitter data via PubSubHubbub > > >> over direct access? > > > Much simpler to deal with than a specific streaming Twitter API, > > > specifically if your app has already implemented the protocol for > > > Identica, Buzz, Tumblr, sixapart, posterous, google reader... it's all > > > about "standards". > > > > >> On Mar 1, 3:08 pm, Julien <julien.genest...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > >> > Ola! > > > > >> > I know this s some kind of recurring topic for this mailing list. I > > >> > know all the heat around it, but I think that Twitter's new strategy > > >> > concerning their firehose is a good occasion to push them to > implement > > >> > the PubSubHubbub protocol. > > > > >> > Superfeedr makes RSS feeds realtime. We host hubs for several big > > >> > publishers, including Tumblr, Posterous, HuffingtonPost, Gawker and > > >> > several others. > > > > >> > We want to make one for Twitter. Help us assessing the need and > > >> > convince Twitter they need one (hosted by us or even them, if they'd > > >> > rather go down that route) : > > > > >> >http://bit.ly/hub4twitter > > > > >> > Any comment/suggestion is more than welcome. >