Tweetie 2 for Mac is still alive, folks!


On Apr 12, 7:33 am, Michael Macasek <> wrote:
> Ryan,
> Great post. Thank you for taking the time to clarify some of Twitters
> recent actions and future direction. Hopefully this thread will not
> get derailed...
> Looking forward to seeing you and all the Twitter folks in a few days
> to continue the discussion. And maybe at the oneforty PreChip
> party? :)
> RE Mike's comment... Yea what's the deal with Tweetie for Mac man? I
> need my Tweetie fix. ;)
> M
> On Apr 11, 8:22 pm, Ryan Sarver <> wrote:
> > I wanted to email everyone and share my thoughts on the acquisition
> > from Friday, the communication around it and where we are going from
> > here. We're incredibly excited about Chirp, and I think an open
> > dialogue going into it is important. I look forward to meeting many of
> > you there and continuing the discussion.
> > We love the Twitter ecosystem and work hard every day to help support
> > you and make the platform you are building on as successful as it can
> > be for everyone involved. We love the variety that developers have
> > built around the Twitter experience and it's a big part of the success
> > we've seen. However when we dug in a little bit we realized that it
> > was causing massive confusion among user's who had an iPhone and were
> > looking to use Twitter for the first time. They would head to the App
> > Store, search for Twitter and would see results that included a lot of
> > apps that had nothing to do with Twitter and a few that did, but a new
> > user wouldn't find what they were looking for and give up. That is a
> > lost user for all of us. This means that we were missing out an
> > opportunity to grow the userbase which is beneficial for the health of
> > the entire ecosystem. Focus on growing and serving the userbase is
> > beneficial to everyone in the ecosystem and more opportunities become
> > available with a larger audience. We believe strongly that the
> > ecosystem is critical to our success and this move doesn't change
> > that. We have analytics that show our most engaged users are ones that
> > use SMS, AND a 3rd-party application. It further proves
> > that there are different audiences and needs that we can never meet on
> > our own and we all need to work together to provide what is best for
> > the users. Once I understood the long-term view I strongly believed it
> > was not only the right thing to do for users, but the right thing to
> > do for the ecosystem as a whole.
> > To be clear, we are going to work hard to improve our product, add new
> > functionality, make acquisitions when it's in the best interest of
> > users and the whole ecosystem at large. Each one of those things has
> > the potential to upset a company or developer that may have been
> > building in that space and they then have to look for new ways to
> > create value for users. My promise is that we will be consistent in
> > always focusing on what's best for the user and the ecosystem as a
> > whole and we will be sincere and honest in our communication with you.
> > To the point that we can, we will try to give more certainty about the
> > areas where we think we can maximize benefit to users. We will
> > continue to focus on what is best for users and we will work together
> > to make sure that we are creating more opportunities for the ecosystem
> > on the whole. We will also admit our mistakes when they are made and
> > the Blackberry client should never have been labeled "official". It
> > has since been changed and you won't see that language used with
> > Twitter clients in the future.
> > This week will hopefully show that we are focused on building a
> > platform that no longer just mirrors functionality, but
> > offers you raw utility that provides much greater opportunities to
> > innovate and build durable, valuable businesses. I also want this week
> > to be an opportunity for us to get together and discuss the future of
> > the platform and how we can improve our communication, responsiveness
> > and clarity. We have an open office hours at 10:15am on Thursday at
> > the Hack Day and I invite all of you to come by for a discussion to
> > talk about the future of the platform and help us craft a working
> > relationship that is beneficial for both of us. I will provide a free
> > ticket to anyone from this list that is unable to afford the current
> > price so that they can be part of that discussion. Just email me
> > directly. For those of you who can't make it to Chirp, it will be live
> > streamed so you can tune in from home -- where ever home might be.
> > As always, you can reach me by email or by phone, 617 763 9904. I am
> > here to listen and provide clarity when possible and you should know
> > we are committed to working with you on this.
> > Best, Ryan

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