@raffi @rsarver, I wrote up my two cents earlier,
http://siculars.posterous.com/twitter-monoculture. I just don't
appreciate the direction you all are going in. @raffi, I spoke with
you at the CU recruiting event a few weeks back and I got to tell you
that if I were asked I would tell those kids to reconsider working at
twitter and possibly consider a Twitter competitor. you say "building
clients is ... Thinking too small" I would say your policy change is
thinking small and alienating your ardent supporters.


On Mar 12, 9:39 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> in reading your blog post, i think you're misunderstanding what
> @*rsarver*wrote.
> the API is open -- i personally love seeing all the innovation around
> getting content into twitter (/1/status/update).  there is a cafe in france
> who's oven tweets whenever its done baking.  that uses the platform to get
> content in there.  there was a NYU project that enabled your plants to tweet
> when they needed water.  that uses the platform to get content into twitter.
>   then there are people who match tweets to context.  seeing twitter in
> action with a television show, or a newspaper article, or a conference, or a
> band -- that's how people really understand and get twitter.  they see it
> through the lens of what's happening in the world.
> what @*rsarver* said, effectively, was building a business around
> *simply*rendering
> /1/statuses/home_timeline was probably-not-the-best-thing-to-do.  please go
> still innovate.  just don't bet money on simply making an API call to
> grabbing a user's home_timeline and rendering it.  that's thinking too
> small, and @*rsarver* is telling you that.
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Shannon Whitley
> <shannon.whit...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > I was hoping that Ryan was just a few weeks early for his April Fools'
> > post.
> > "Don't build clients?"  It sounds like a bad joke.
> > I wrote a letter to Ryan on my blog in response to this post:
> >http://www.voiceoftech.com/swhitley/index.php/2011/03/a-letter-to-rya...
> > I know you guys can't be serious about this.  Stage a mutiny if you
> > have to, but don't let this boneheaded decision stand.
> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter, Application Serviceshttp://twitter.com/raffi

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