Viewing Vine videos in third-party Twitter clients isn't the best experience right now: they work, but you have to watch using an external player after following a link, whereas the official app displays them inline.
Contrary to popular perception, Twitter has always been more of a niche social network in most countries around the world.
Posted on Thu, 2013-01-17 12:17 Last summer we launched the Twitter Certified Products Program (TCPP) to help businesses find the tools they need to use Twitter more effectively, and to guide developers toward valuable opportunities.
Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo gave a lecture earlier this week at his alma mater — the University of Michigan — where he talked to a crowd at the Ford School of Public Policy about how the real-time information network has changed the nature of communication and media in the 21st century.
See the headline of this post? That's the title of the talk that new Twitter Head of TV Fred Graver is delivering Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Ad Age Social Engagement/Social TV Conference, Los Angeles . (Get your tickets here !) We're excited to hear what he has to say not only because he's got a huge new job at Twitter -- heading the team responsible for integrating Twitter into broadcasts and networks, extending the reach of shows and talent, and innovating new ways of storytelling -- but because, as the title of his talk suggests, he's a Twitter newbie adjusting to a strange new culture. Mr. Graver's career spans comedy writing and producing ("Late Night With David Letterman," "Cheers," "In Living Color," "The Jon Stewart Show"), interactive producing (My Vh1 Music Awards, Zoog Disney) and creating shows that mash up web and television ("Best Week Ever").
By Sarah Lacy On October 9, 2012 Can we finally stop pretending someone can run two companies if they just work hard enough or are brilliant enough? I’m looking at you Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter investor Peter Fenton, and everyone else who spent years arguing that it was totally doable. In various interviews and private conversations throughout 2011, people close to Twitter consistently maintained it was no big deal that Dorsey could build Square — one of the single most ambitious, capital- and execution-heavy startups of our day — and run product at Twitter — a company that was woefully behind on any meaningful product innovation and desperately needed a visionary leader. You know what they all said whenever anyone asked whether this was sustainable. And you know it even if you’ve never heard it first hand.
New York Times technology writer Nick Bilton has published a profile of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo , and the challenges the company is facing as it tries to transform itself from a real-time information network into an advertising-driven media entity . But one of the interesting things about the piece isn’t what it tells us about Costolo or his background as an improvisational comedian — it’s the details that Bilton includes about the lack of involvement of Twitter’s co-founder and alleged product visionary , Jack Dorsey. Although he was brought back into the company ( with much fanfare ) to help guide the product’s evolution, Dorsey is apparently not really involved with day-to-day decisions any more.
To answer that question I created a visual history of Twitter's growth, feeding data from Dharmesh Shah ( developer of TwitterGrader.com ) into OpenHeatMap to produce an animated visualization of the service's growth, along with information on the earliest users for each region. That gave a broad overview of the spread of the network, but I also did some independent research on user numbers in the first few months, and approached some of those early users to discover exactly what made them sign up to the service. I was expecting to see a wave of adoption spreading out of the tech hubs of the West Coast, but even back in December 2006 I found 121 users in New York, compared to 404 around the mother-ship in San Francisco. There was even a healthy bunch of early-adopters in 'flyover country', with 6 users in Boise, 13 in Salt Lake City and 8 in Kansas City. How did Twitter grow in the early days?
I've known Chuck Shotton since 1995, early days of the Mac web community. I was doing Frontier, an editing and database environment that turned out to be an almost perfect match for web design and programming. Chuck was doing WebStar, the leading HTTP server for the Mac.
By Erin Griffith On September 25, 2012 What does Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter, think of App.net , the ad-free social network that costs $50 to join? Not very much.
Twitter users may obsess over their follower count, but co-founder and former CEO Evan Williams believes there needs to be a better way to measure one's reach and influence on the social network. During a discussion with Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti and Branch co-founder Josh Miller at the site's headquarters in New York, Williams was asked whether he thinks Twitter should highlight the number of active followers users have rather than just the total follower count. "I would endorse that," said Williams, who remains on the network's board of directors.
( image GigaOm ) Like many of you, I’ve been fascinated by the ongoing drama around Twitter over the past few months (and I’ve commented on part of it here , if you missed it). But to me, one of the most interesting aspects of Twitter’s evolution has gone mostly unnoticed: its ongoing legal battle with a Manhattan court over the legal status of tweets posted by an Occupy Wall St. protestor. In this case , the State of New York is arguing that a tweet, once uttered, becomes essentially a public statement, stripped of any protections. The judge in the case concurs: In this Wired coverage , for example, he is quoted as writing “If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.” Twitter disagrees, based on its own Terms of Service , which state “what’s yours is yours – you own your Content.”
Get straight by March 5, or get run over. That’s the essence of what developers are facing with Twitter’s new more restrictive guidelines that took effect Wednesday. According to Twitter Platform Director Ryan Sarver, developers have six months to comply with the terms of Twitter’s new application programming interface (API) or face getting cut off from the Twitter data feed. In general, Twitter is trying to weed out or limit those services that duplicate (some would argue improve upon) features the micro-blogging service already offers, in favor of those that complement Twitter’s core service and drive traffic to it.
Posted on Wed, 2012-08-29 10:11 Today we are launching the Twitter Certified Products Program to bring some of the most innovative products and services from Twitter developers to businesses and organizations that need them most. Thanks to the Twitter ecosystem, brands, publishers, nonprofits, governments and others have products that help them engage with and understand their audience so they can flourish on Twitter.
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