Will annotations be indexed and searchable? Will I be able to search
for all tweets with a certain annotation namespace, or namespace:key?
I think this would be key to truly creating agreeable standards for
metadata that can be utilized by many clients.

On Apr 15, 9:05 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> please feel free to point us to standards that you would like us to
> consider.  we are really attempting to make this insanely simple by
> literally just having a triple of items to store (namespace, key, value) --
> so, we are just really talking about representation, i assume.
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> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM, <zn...@comcast.net> wrote:
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> > ----- "Jud" <jvale...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > On Apr 14, 5:05 pm, James Teters <jtet...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Any ideas on size limitations or restrictions for this meta data?
> > > good question; I have the same one.
>
> > > simple math based on average tweet status byte size (of status
> > > structure coming through the streaming or REST interface) tells us
> > > that it wouldn't take much being jammed into the annotation's field
> > > to
> > > double that size. what status size increase is Twitter's
> > > infrastructure ready/willing to tolerate?
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> > > it seems to me that a few things are NOT candidates for the
> > > annotations field(s):
> > > - void * (for you old schoolers on the list)
> > > - media who's original native format is binary (e.g. photos/videos)
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> > > annotations will need limitations like:
> > > - overall size
> > > - if key/value pairs become the model... they'll need individual size
> > > limitations (for name and value)
> > > - max number of pairs
> > > - etc.
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> > > the whole thing feels driven by the answer to the original "size"
> > > question.
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> > > another question would be whether or not the tweet originator can
> > > remove annotations that others put on their tweet? I'd assume that
> > > I'd
> > > have control over my original tweet in that manner (e.g. "notes"
> > > functionality on Flickr)
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> > > --
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> > In addition to size constraints, I'd like to *strongly* suggest that
> > wherever possible, annotations use *existing* open standards! Please, let's
> > not "reinvent the semantic web", even if we can. ;-)
>
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi

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