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Things I don’t like about Twitter 4 for IOS
Solid summary with some interface feedback about Twitter for iOS.
Twitter  design  UX 
december 2011 by andrewspittle
Lead and Gold: Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging?
Cool article about journalist flocking to Twitter while being so hesitant about blogging.
journalism  Twitter  from instapaper
october 2011 by andrewspittle
Density and Difference
"Make everything that CAN be alike as alike as possible. Let the differences between stuff jump out as accents. Because ultimately, people may come for the difference, but they stay for the stuff."
MuleDesign  design  Google+  Google  Twitter 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Social is for sharing, not hiding
"Politicians and media companies are coming at these questions at the wrong starting line: as if we go to the internet to take a piece of private information and squirrel it away there. That’s not what we’re doing. We’re sharing."
privacy  BuzzMachine  social  Twitter  JeffJarvis  from instapaper
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Why I'm Rooting For Google+
"But in a perfect world you don't want to be dependent on any single one of them. The more social platforms of scale there are, and we have a bunch now, including Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare, the better world it will be for developers."
Google+  FredWilson  software  webapps  Google  social  Twitter  Facebook 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
A Tale of Two Inboxes: RSS and Twitter
Cool observations on Twitter and how it relates to RSS.
RSS  Twitter  ShawnBlanc  research 
june 2011 by andrewspittle
This Is Your Brain On Twitter (This Is Your Brain On Twitter)
Nick Bilton responds to Bill Keller's editorial on Twitter and Facebook.
NickBilton  Twitter  Facebook  NYTimes  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Like a Headless Chicken
Ben Brooks nails it in talking about what's going on at Twitter.
BenBrooks  Twitter  venturecapital  startups  software 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
It’s OK To Miss Things
"So let it slide. Limit your intake. Take a deep breath and enjoy the space you’ve created. I have read the entire internet and don’t worry, you’re not missing much."
Twitter  lifestyle 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Twitter Security Smackdown
Daniel Jalkut writes about the new API changes Twotter has made in the name of "security."
DanielJalkut  Twitter  security  software 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Designer's Poison
Frank Chimero writes about AIGA's recent Twitter chat about design. There's a lot to learn here.
FrankChimero  design  Twitter  AIGA  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Customization For Customization’s Sake
"Never customize the interface of your application just for the sake of customization. Do it because you truly believe it offers a better experience over the standard iOS way for all of your users."
software  Apple  iPhone  Twitter  design 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Straight talk about Twitter/Facebook and flows
"The good stuff is already outside of Twitter and flows into it. As long as we keep that going, then Twitter will keep the pipe open in the incoming direction -- they have to because without it there would be very little to see."
DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  Twitter  software 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
You Can’t Replace Email if You Require Email
Inter­est­ing post from Ben Brooks about how Twit­ter and Face­book are attempt­ing to replace email even as both ser­vices rely might­ily upon email to work.
email  BenBrooks  Facebook  Twitter 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Twitter and Me
An absolutely epic story about Twitter and their relationship with developers over the years.
history  Twitter 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Stock and flow
Robin Sloan's brilliant piece about stock and flow in online content.
blogging  Twitter  writing  RobinSloan 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Tweeting and Writing and Deflating Like a Balloon
"Really writing forces us to lock the words into whatever contraption is being used to write. I like typewriters because it’s hard to take out the paper and crumple it up while writing. The easiest movement is FORWARD. Typewriters are momentum machines. Real writing pushes forward. Tweets push in every direction at once. These are not value judgements, these are just some observations."
blogging  writing  FrankChimero  Twitter 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
FOMO and Social Media
"It’s an age-old problem, exacerbated by technology. To be always filled with craving and desire (also called defilement, affliction) is one of the Three Poisons of Buddhism, called kilesa, and it makes you a slave."
Twitter  social  CaterinaFake  society 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
Fragility of Free
"The fragility of free is a catchy term that describes what happens when the free money runs out. Or — perhaps more accurately — when the investors/founders/venture capitalists run out of cash, or patience, or both."
business  software  BenBrooks  Twitter 
april 2011 by andrewspittle
An Obvious Next Step
Evan Williams is moving on from Twitter to start a new project.
business  Twitter  EvanWilliams 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Thanks, Evan Williams, For All You’ve Done So Far
A beautiful post from Marshall Kirkpatrick about Twitter, Evan Williams, and the joys of distributed, open, and public publishing.
EvanWilliams  Twitter  MarshallKirkpatrick  publishing 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
The Bare Bones Guide to Twitter
Adam Werbach at The Atlantic writes a guide to the basics of using Twitter.
TheAtlantic  Twitter  writing 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Bad Form, Twitter
Chris Bowler writes about Twitter's poor decision in regard to changing their Terms of Service.
Twitter  ChrisBowler  business 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Did Twitter just tell client-app developers to stop?
Brent Simmons writes about Twitter's changes to their Terms of Service.
business  Twitter  BrentSimmons 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
What is a dickbar?
Dave Winer talks about Twitter's "dickbar."
advertising  DaveWiner  Twitter  ScriptingNews 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Robert Dall: The lower case p from Word ...
"The lower case p from WordPress loves the #dickbar"
Twitter  WordPress 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
Twitter Was Act One
Really fascinating feature on Jack Dorsey. It covers everything from his childhood, to Twitter, to Square.
JackDorsey  Square  Twitter  VanityFair 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
The Internet is for revolution
"This will become more obvious over time. It's why we must develop systems that are equal to Twitter and Facebook, but that aren't so easy to block. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

We must make it so that a country, if it wants to turn off Internet-enabled revolution, must turn off the Internet itself."
DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  software  Twitter  Facebook  open 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
If You Didn't Blog It, It Didn't Happen
"Given enough time, and without substantial changes to the way the big social networks work, if you didn't blog it, it didn't happen. In fact, I first wrote about this idea a bit on Twitter a few years ago. See if you can find it."
blogging  writing  Twitter  AnilDash 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery
"The most beautiful thing about being a Twitter consumer to me is that just reading Twitter is now a new source of information and entertainment – even without clicking on the links. It is, in and of itself, news. And entertainment. When I’m stuck between meetings, at an airport, waiting for a movie to start – I pull out my mobile device and start flicking through the stream."
content  Twitter  reading  information 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
You can get anything you want...
"First, it's wonderful to see people get excited about the idea of a minimal blogging tool built around RSS. I think intuitively people are beginning to feel that it's time for something more than Twitter, and at the same time -- almost paradoxically -- something less than Twitter too."
ScriptingNews  DaveWiner  RSS  Twitter  blogging 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
DOJ subpoenas Twitter records of several WikiLeaks volunteers
The reliance upon Twitter for communication hits home with a Department of Justice subpoena.
WikiLeaks  politics  Twitter  law 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
What I mean by "the open web"
"So to the extent you're locked in, that's the extent you are not on the open web. The perfectly open web has zero lock-in. The silos are totally locked-in and therefore not on the open web."
opensource  DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  RSS  Twitter  Facebook  WordPress 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
What I read, December 2010
Daniel Bachhuber answers my question on Kommons about how his reading habits have changed since he quit Twitter.
DanielBachhuber  Twitter  Facebook  reading  software 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story
Very cool story about using social media for trying tracking down a missing person.
TheAtlantic  Twitter  Facebook 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Challenges in quitting Twitter and Facebook
Daniel reflects on some of the challenges in leaving Twitter and Facebook behind.
Facebook  Twitter  danielbachhuber  software  webapps 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
What’s the point of social news?
"The job of journalism is to collect accurate information on an ongoing basis and ensure that the audience for each story learns about that story. Any way you can deliver that service is fair game. People depend on each other for the news all the time, so journalists better get in those conversations."
journalism  JonathanStray  software  Facebook  Twitter 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
What should Twitter's vision be?
Some thoughts from Dave Winer on what Twitter's vision should be and how they can approach being the news system of the future.
scriptingnews  davewiner  twitter  journalism  information 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Is Social Networking Useless for Social Change? A Response to The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell
A critique of Malcolm Gladwell's negative view of social networks as a medium for change.
MalcomGladwell  twitter  society 
november 2010 by andrewspittle
The Twitter Brand and What Comes Next
Khoi Vinh's thoughts on the future of the Twitter brand.
twitter  khoivinh  webapps  software  design 
october 2010 by andrewspittle
The Very Last Thing I’ll Write About Twitter
"Some time ago, I circulated a document internally with a straightforward thesis: Twitter needs to decentralize or it will die. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not even in a decade, but it was (and, I think, remains) my belief that all communications media will inevitably be decentralized, and that all businesses who build walled gardens will eventually see them torn down."
twitter  alexpayne  webapps  dataintegrity  information 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
Social Me Me Me Me Me Media
"If forced, I would keep the blog going and dump all my social media accounts, because the blog is a history and it is me, even if I write often about others. This is a searchable, indexable, discoverable entity with longform, permanent content, not an ephemeral short-time share that adds to the minute or the hour, but not much longer."
blogging  twitter  writing 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Down With Social
Spencer Fry's hesitation with social media gurus.
business  spencerfry  society  Twitter  Facebook 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Press the Magic Button
"Block is a necessary tool, but it’s like setting the dinner table with only chainsaws. Communities need more nuanced tools to enable members to really manage their attention streams. What else can we build to help people manage these weird virtual connections we make in humanistic ways?"
twitter  society  DerekPowazek  software 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Tweet This WordPress Function
Very cool little function from Noël to add a "Tweet this" button to the end of posts.
wordpress  design  Twitter  code 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
More thoughts on URL shorteners.
Everything you want to know about URL shorteners and what they potentially mean for the web.
webapps  software  Twitter  Google 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Misreading Tehran: The Twitter Devolution
Perhaps Twitter didn't have as large as role as we like to think in Iran.
Iran  Twitter  webapps  politics  world 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Social media versus Oil Can Henry’s
Chris Messina looks back on an instance in which his online network failed him.
ChrisMessina  Twitter  Google  knowledgesystems  information 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Platforms are for Suckers
"There's nothing wrong with building on top of another platform for a hobby project. You want to build something quickly, you want to take advantage of a large pool of users, and you want make something fun. If you're successful, you'll gain some reputation, make people happy, and have something neat to share. Just don't do it at a business."
business  software  startups  SpencerFry  Twitter  Facebook 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
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"Said before (I think), & saying again: individual devices are far less interesting than the spaces & interactions between them."
MattPearson  ebooks  iPad  Twitter 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
What's missing in realtime.
"So in summary: I need to be able to isntall my own Twitter and move my presence to my own server, easily. And I need control over the look and feel of my site."
ScriptingNews  DaveWiner  real-time  Twitter  Facebook  WordPress  webapps  dataintegrity 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Something New
Alex Payne is leaving Twitter to start a bank. Sounds interesting.
banking  economy  AlexPayne  Twitter  business 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
The toxic coral reef.
Dave Winer's concerns over the demise of certain coral reefs.
webapps  software  DaveWiner  Twitter  Facebook 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Elements Of Twitter Style
A good, if basic, primer for the elements of posting on Twitter.
Twitter  writing 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
How Twitter can save itself from Doom.
Dave Winer offers some more thoughts on what Twitter could do to create some excitement in the coming months.
DaveWiner  Twitter  Google  WordPress  webapps 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
The new utility belt
"But the main thing right now is: Twit ter plus Google forms plus Dropbox. Use ‘em together. They’re the new util ity belt, and so many things are possible."
webapps  software  Dropbox  Google  Twitter 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
Twitter on Paper
An interesting visualization of Twitter's current user numbers taken from the figures it gave at Chirp.
Twitter  DougBowman  business  software 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
Twitter Has a Plan to Make Money With Ads
Twitter has announced its intention to begin running ads first against search results and second in users' timelines.
Twitter  advertising  business  NYTimes 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
My first “FAIL!” review
Merlin Mann is pissed that someone has create an anthology of tweets and is now selling it on Amazon. His window is broken, his stuff is stolen, and Merlin is not happy about it.
MerlinMann  Twitter  publishing  copyright 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
The inevitable showdown between Twitter and Twitter apps
Interesting claims from Chris Dixon about the Twitter ecosystem of apps.
ChrisDixon  Twitter  software  business 
april 2010 by andrewspittle

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