sorry for being cranky, but i just spent a year building a tweetie competitor.

you can't fault a guy for saying ouch while your knife is still sticking out of 
his back, right?


On Apr 12, 2010, at 9:10 AM, Jesse Stay wrote:

> I think it's great that Twitter is finally being more transparent about all 
> this.  I could argue they need to be more transparent (where do they plan to 
> go in the analytics and enterprise spaces?), but it's about time.  They've 
> finally drawn the line in the sand - now we need to adapt.  Yes, it's 
> frustrating, but then again, 90% of businesses fail - it's the risk all of us 
> took.  We either compete, or quit, and move on.  I don't get all the 
> complaints - this is nothing new.  I've had half my features replaced by 
> Twitter over the last few years (quite literally - just read my blog - I'm 
> the chief complainer).  By now I realize that's either part of life (note: 
> it's the same on Facebook, too - there's no escaping it), or I change my 
> focus to where Twitter is not my core and I instead use Twitter to strengthen 
> my new core.  That's where Twitter (and Fred Thompson) have made it clear 
> they want us to go.  Finally, some clarity.  I'm appreciative of it, 
> regardless of how frustrating it can be.  Time for all of us to take this 
> constructively and adapt.
> Just my $.02 FWIW...
> Jesse
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Isaiah Carew <> wrote:
> Crystal clear.
> 1.  You're decimating the client market on every platform but Windows.
> 2.  You're killing any potential for innovation or investment.
> 3.  You have no clear (public) plan for any innovation yourself.
> What marketing genius...
> Oh never mind.  It's not worth the breath.
> Good luck with that.
> Anyone want a chirp ticket?
> isaiah
> On Apr 12, 2010, at 7:40 AM, Ryan Sarver wrote:
>> One more from me. People have been asking for specific details around
>> Tweetie for Mac and I wanted to make sure we clearly message our plans
>> as we know it. To be clear, Tweetie for the iPhone and it's developer,
>> Loren Brichter, were the focus of our acquisition, but as part of the
>> deal we also got Tweetie for Mac.
>> Loren had been hard at work on a new version of Tweetie for Mac that
>> he was going to release soon. Our plan is to still release the new
>> version and it will continue to be called Tweetie (not renamed to
>> Twitter). We will also discontinue the paid version.
>> Hope that's clear. Please let me know if you have any questions.
>> Best, Ryan

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