Not at all - I've spent 3 years building features constantly replaced by Twitter (or killed due to Twitter changing the TOS). I've been there, and had plenty of my share of crankiness - I guess I'm used to it now, and I realize that's just a part of writing apps for the ecosystem (or any 3rd party ecosystem for that matter). The more Twitter can be transparent about things like this, the happier I am. I'm glad they're starting to open up on where they stand. I hope this continues.
Jesse On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Isaiah Carew <isa...@me.com> wrote: > > 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? > > isaiah > http://twitter.com/isaiah > > 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 <isa...@me.com> 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 >> http://twitter.com/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 >> >> >> > > -- To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.