On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:26:17 -0500, Adam Green <140...@gmail.com> wrote:
Now the next step in opening up this marketplace is to create multiple
resellers of Twitter API data, and let them compete on price. Giving
Gnip a monopoly over this market makes no sense. Twitter's biggest
problem is the huge volume of requests. By blocking whitelisting you
are forcing some developers to cheat by creating multiple accounts and
distributing their requests across them. That can never be stopped.
What you have to do is make it inefficient, by letting multiple
resellers complete and drive the price of Twitter data down. Then the
strongest reseller will take the load off of you and offer enough
value added that developers will be willing to pay for data. That will
never happen when only one reseller sets the price.


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