On 04/02/2010 10:05 AM, Nigel Legg wrote: > > Thanks Raffi, I won't go near those retweet functions. > > As for the popularity stuff, will the algorithm you use be open? It > > wouldn't be good for either side if someone else developed a popularity > > index which showed different results from yours.
As long as the API is open and the social media ecosystem is a competitive landscape, there *will* be people developing both open and "closed" popularity and other tweet and tweeter ranking scores. And they'll all give different but similar scores / rankings. And there will be spammers trying to game them, whether they are open or closed. So - make friends with an IP attorney and get your provisional-patent- application-writing software ready. ;-) -- To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.