This also adds the question of if we developers start digging new holes what
is to stop Twitter from filling them in themselves?

Abraham

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:45, Arnaud Meunier <arnaud.meun...@twitoaster.com
> wrote:

> 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
> dig.
>
> 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>
> wrote:
> > > 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
> saying
> > for the last 3 years - I just now am coming to full realization of this)
> is
> > 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
> built
> > around Apps.  That's why @anywhere is soon going to be launched.  It
> should
> > be a complement to your technology, not the other way around. (I'm just
> as
> > guilty of this as anyone, but I'm really thinking now)
> >
> > Jesse
>
>
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