My Twitter account got a follow earlier tonight from an account I vaguely recognized. Turns out it was the two behind this Kickstarter. (Which I fully support, just not monetarily.) I figured why not reply to the follow and have fun with it. Here’s what happened: Matt and Viviana, whoever you are, well played, and I … Continue reading Sometimes the Internet Is Fun
From my Twitter feed just now: A typical conversation: Guy: "We just need to get more women interested in games." Me: "But women are LEAVING when they get here." — Caryn Vainio (@Hellchick) December 9, 2014 Me: "We need to fix the culture that's causing this." [like "2 weeks" guy in Total Recall]: "But…we just need to get … Continue reading Interest Isn’t the Problem
I think I caught an A/B test earlier this evening. Has anyone else seen this? Interesting re-do of the Twitter aesthetic.
So… Multiple sources tell the Post-Dispatch that Brett Hull will rejoin the #stlblues as a vice president with the organization. — Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) September 6, 2013 I was going to make some kind of awesome quip about how this was going to be really hard because Hull’s Twitter account is either done 90% of … Continue reading Brett Hull. In the Front Office. And Gone from Twitter!
Twitter published the overview of version 1.1 of the API yesterday. Lots of space and many words have been devoted to why their changes are hostile to developers of Twitter-based applications (and they certainly are). For background on the changes and how they affect developers, the best opinion posts I have seen are this one by Daniel … Continue reading Twitter’s API and User Hostility
We know now that Mat Honan’s account compromise was due to bad policy at Apple for allowing account access, but this bit from Daniel Jalkut’s post about the situation holds true regardless: One way to protect yourself is by declining to delegate authentication to third parties. When enrolling in a new service that offers Twitter … Continue reading Logins: Roll Your Own
There’s lots of talk going on early this week about Twitter and their intentions towards third-party clients. Will they permit them? Will Tweetbot still be around in six months? How am I going to connect with other people if Twitter goes the Facebook route and makes me use official clients that aren’t as nice as … Continue reading Your Blog Has Always Loved You