Twitter Annotations have been announced. Lets you add lots of metadata to statuses.
http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk/msg/e6394e433b6582c5 Abraham On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:39, mishagray <mishag...@gmail.com> wrote: > One thought that I have had, is that 3rd party developers can't ADD > any more detail to Twitter posts, than what is contained inside the > 120 characters, except for maybe location data. > > However with the growth of embedding LINKS inside of tweets, would it > make sense to develop a Twitter XML Meta data SCHEMA to add meta data > INSIDE THE LINK. > > For example, if the link points to a VIDEO, than the inside the URL, > the user could add standard "tweet" meta data explaining to twitter > clients that the tweet itself contains a video, that could be directly > embedded into a client. > > I know Google Buzz is doing some "intelligent" dipping into embedded > links, but this would establish a Twitter "Standard" for any twitter > with a link in it. > > Therefore, ANY tweet containing an URL, could be quickly queried for > the XML metadata, and be able to extract things like a PHOTO, VIDEO, > or even widgets, feeds, people, places, etc. > You could also include the original full message that exceed the 140 > character limit, in the case where a message was truncated from > another source. > Maybe even a way to embed the required "embed" code so that twitter > clients properly display the item inside a client. > > Is there anything like this already? > -- Abraham Williams | Developer for hire | http://abrah.am @abraham | http://projects.abrah.am | http://blog.abrah.am This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private.