On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Nigel Legg <nigel.l...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Surely all twitter developers are getting their success on the coattails of
> Twitter, rather than twitter getting success on the coattails of the
> developers?

This is a good point (is applies in my case, anyway). Had it not been
for my hobby-ist desire to hack around on the Twitter API, I would not
have a lot of the relationships I have today (whether it be with users
and new friends in my local town or across the internet with other
developers). By fostering those connections over the last few years I
have been able to do things I would not have otherwise been able to
do, and I would probably still be a cube-monkey instead of a founder
of my own company (which is also a platform, so I'm taking notes).

So, there are other benefits to playing in this sandbox other than to
strike it rich with a Twitter app or become internet famous. Other
opportunities arise from relationships you create with this diverse
developer world.

Of course, being acquired by Twitter doesn't hurt your resume, either.


> If you as a user, as a supplier to users, cannot find something that tweetie
> doesn't do then maybe you haven't got your ear to the ground of what twitter
> users want to see.  My aim is to carry on with what I'm doing, and
> [hopefully] do it well before twitter can do it; if twitter then want to
> come knocking, that's up to them; if they want to replicate my service,
> that's up to them; hopefully I'll have enough users to survive.
> To me, this just ups the ante, and makes the environment just a little bit
> more edgy and competitive.  Which is great, if you don't see the people
> you're competing with.  Not sure how I'd feel if I was going to #chirp.
> On 10 April 2010 17:21, Zhami <stu...@zhameesha.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 10, 11:44 am, Jesse Stay <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> <snip>
>> > I think the more beneficial, and long-term advantageous approach
>> > is instead to make Twitter a "support" for your application.
>> Spot On!!
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