@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.
-Alexander 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 -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk