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Twitter To Add Places and User Streams

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the tweet-the-day-away dept.

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adeelarshad82 writes "Twitter has announced at the Chirp conference that its roadmap will include locations and user streams. Twitter will maintain and curate its own database of locations, such as hotels and restaurants, and make the database open to developers. Moreover, the API for user streams, a technical name for real-time data that will be for desktop apps only, will be available to users within the next few days. Through this API developers will be able to take virtually all Twitter data and make it available to desktop apps in real time. Twitter used its first Chirp conference to assuage the fears of some of its developer base, who are worried about whether they will be left out in the cold following the establishment of an 'official' BlackBerry app and the acquisition of the Tweetie mobile app. Judging from the announcements at Chirp and a recent post which might indicate death to third party services like TweetDeck, it's safe to say that Twitter wants to push developers to start building services that leverage Twitter instead of just filling holes."

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26 comments

3rd parties could have seen that coming (1)

El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855030)

Stop building your whole business plan around a new and rapidly evolving non-standard more-or-less closed communication platform controlled by a single entity.
And I highly doubt 3rd party applications will go away, just various extra services those 3rd parties provide (and often charge for) will get less value.
But so far Twitter has no replacement for my TwitDroid and Twirssi clients. And I highly doubt they will ever create an official twitter client for irssi.

Re:3rd parties could have seen that coming (2, Insightful)

icebraining (1313345) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855170)

Stop building your whole business plan around a new and rapidly evolving non-standard more-or-less closed communication platform controlled by a single entity.

They should instead build on a open and standard communications platform that no one uses? Twitter is not a only a communication platform, it's a social platform, and they require a large user base to be profitable to anyone building on them.

And relying on closed platforms has been working great for years. Windows is a closed platform; just like Twitter ran over some clients with its official versions, so did Microsoft ran over Netscape. It doesn't mean that most can't be successful.

By the way, Tircd works on any IRC client, not only on Irssi.

Re:3rd parties could have seen that coming (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 4 years ago | (#31858270)

But so far Twitter has no replacement for my TwitDroid and Twirssi clients.

I assume that sentence means something to you, but it sure as hell doesn't to me.

Do niggers use twitter? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855032)

i'm curious...

twitterniggers?

Twitter : K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) (1)

assemblerex (1275164) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855074)

People just want to tweet, not buy a mattress. Twitter is just a social phenomenon anyways, soon to join myspace and friendster in the trashbin of the internet.

Re:Twitter : K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) (3, Insightful)

suzerain (245705) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855234)

Just to play devil's advocate, I'd say that the difference is that the two examples given never got to the point where they became de facto "standards". I mean, every news site online now has twitter and facebook integration.

The biggest headache online now has got to be registering. As a user, I don't even know how many sites I have a login for, in order to post comments, or use features, etc. Both twitter and facebook have initiatives to become the "universal login". If either of them is successful...providing a service that allows web developers to very easily add registration capability to their sites, and piggyback on the traffic those sites can provide, then the future for twitter and facebook will be very different from myspace and friendster.

I worry that, as they come to be relied on as "services", and fall into the wrong hands, they could make online life suck quite a bit.

Re:Twitter : K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) (1)

lxs (131946) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855276)

Actually, I prefer buying a mattress over tweeting. Am I not people?

Re:Twitter : K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) (1)

chromas (1085949) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855328)

Well, now they can buy a mattress that tweets for them.
This is why we need IPv6—why should I have to fill a database with rows about burnt bread if my toaster can twat it for me?

prelude to creators' big flash in mid-west US (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855172)

pretty much obscured by manufactured clouds (planes visible in footage). hold on to your hearts.

never a better time to consult with/trust in your creators.

Re:prelude to creators' big flash in mid-west US (2, Funny)

lxs (131946) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855278)

As much as I like shrooms myself, I think you should abstain for a while.

prelude to 'stuff that (really) matters' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855318)

better than drugs, watch as the creators' wwwildly popular newclear powered planet/population rescue initiative/mandate goes public. more powerful/focused than any hallucination offered by man'kind' (proffer 1st response to comment).

as always..., see you there?

clip of latest 'hallucination' (couldn't resist) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855812)

http://oxnix.com/meteor/wiscomet.gif

as always.....

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Re:hi (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855556)

I can't believe what I just did. I clicked on a spam link. On Slashdot. And it was even helpful! My back is relaxing already. Better than Twitter. Better than buying a mattress. Please mod parent up for being Off-Topic Informative.

MORE data? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855528)

Good luck with that.

Twitter is already totally overwhelmed. They can't even provide a search interface to tweets that are more than a week old. Google and the Library of Congress should charge Twitter for archiving their data for them.

Noone uses twitter eh? (2, Informative)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855568)

Ok.. Jeff Foust [twitter.com] is a great guy to follow if you're into spaceflight. He goes to all the conferences.. reports what he hears. He also makes up the hash tags and most people follow his lead. Hash tags seem to work but they're primitive and they take up valuable characters. Twitter doesn't seem to know how to separate metadata from message. The list functionality they've added recently is interesting. Being able to save searches is also interesting. As for third party clients... yeah, the website is superior, imho.

This just in (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31855784)

I'm going to the loo. Any followers?

Seriously... (1)

Halster (34667) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855920)

Yeah nice one, how about adding a couple of hunderd more characters to your messages? 140 characters was fine when SMS messaging was big in 1998!

Re:Seriously... (1)

dskzero (960168) | more than 4 years ago | (#31856990)

I'm fairly new to twitter, but to be fair and honest, that's about the only thing that's interesting about twitter: How much can you say in 140 characters?

i know! (1)

melikamp (631205) | more than 4 years ago | (#31855992)

Places for user streams? That's a funny name for a urinal.

Twitter? Teh LOL. (-1, Flamebait)

Johann Lau (1040920) | more than 4 years ago | (#31856590)

Twitter = RSS for retards. It's neither for nerds, nor does it matter ^^

Re:Twitter? Teh LOL. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31857456)

I agree, and I admire you, sir, for not being like them and posting short sentences in a website just so that a bunch of people on the internet can read what you are thinking.

Oh, wait...

Re:Twitter? Teh LOL. (1)

Johann Lau (1040920) | more than 4 years ago | (#31859074)

Why say more when that is all there is to say? And contrary to twitter, this isn't just for reading, but also for replying, as you aptfully demonstrated. Oh yeah, I know twitter allows replies too, in a twisted, convoluted way that forces you to stay glued to it to know what the snippets mean in context... thanks, but no thanks. We have forums for the talking, RSS and email for the instant updates. What does twitter offer on top of that? Why so defensive, passive-aggressive, and implying a point* which you don't even have ? Because I called a bunch of morons morons? Well hey, don't shoot the messenger ^^ Apologies to retarded people though, it was not called for (and no, that's not a joke).

* (that what I said is wrong because I'm "doing the same thing one does on twitter", which is a.) not true and b.) would just be an ad-hominem even if it was true, and therefore stupid and giving further credibility to my claim that the only people that really *care* about Twitter are, in fact, idiots)

Re:Twitter? Teh LOL. (1)

Johann Lau (1040920) | more than 4 years ago | (#31859158)

flame? yeah.. but trolling?! o_O is that the shitty, cowardly way of saying "he's right and it hurts - so let's bury it"?

YUO FaiL IT! (-1, Offtopic)

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Don't have time to read TFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31857948)

So, can someone please just tell me?

Is it safe for us to continue tasering our Meth-Addled sheep?

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