This also adds the question of if we developers start digging new holes what
is to stop Twitter from filling them in themselves?
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:45, Arnaud Meunier <arnaud.meun...@twitoaster.com
> We shouldn’t “fill holes” anymore, Wilson said. The thing is Twitter
> has deliberately kept a lot of holes opened, encouraging us to fill
> them (and lots of applications have been doing it with innovation, by
> the way).
> Now we’re supposed to dig, create new holes, and fill them. Okay!
> There are a lot of ideas to have around Twitter, lots of new holes to
> But the question is still the same: "What will be left up to the
> ecosystem and what will be created on the platform?"
> I think I'm not the only one here to fear that Twitter itself begins
> to compete with the applications I created (or I plan to create). Yes,
> it's fun to dig holes and to fill them. But it also takes time and
> money, and it's like the game was going to be much more risky than it
> used to be.
> Arnaud - http://twitter.com/twitoaster
> Twitoaster - http://twitoaster.com
> On 10 avr, 20:36, Jesse Stay <jesses...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com>
> > > Jesse,
> > > There is a lot of merit in your point of view with regards to one's
> > > core.
> > > But, what that also means is the death of the ecosystem as we know it.
> > > The ecosystem as we know it used to develop "for" Twitter, enhancing
> > > the Twitter offering.
> > Death is a strong term. I think what Twitter is saying (and has been
> > for the last 3 years - I just now am coming to full realization of this)
> > that the ecosystem is changing. They want Twitter to be ubiquitous. For
> > that to happen Apps must not be built around Twitter - Twitter must be
> > around Apps. That's why @anywhere is soon going to be launched. It
> > be a complement to your technology, not the other way around. (I'm just
> > guilty of this as anyone, but I'm really thinking now)
> > Jesse
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