Chad - agreed!

On 10 April 2010 18:28, Chad Etzel <jazzyc...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -Chad
>
>
> > 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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