Jack Dorsey, the man behind Twitter, first thought of the service as quick way to connect humans with each other. He did not think of it as a way to connect virtual pets. But in early 2008, it was Tamagotchi that accounted for about 30 percent of Twitter traffic. That’
Of course, virtual pets are not the only reason for Twitter’
By some estimates, there are already more than 50,000 Twitter applications created by third-party developers. Twitter has done its part here by not competing with them. The company’
Makice is working on a PhD. at the Indiana University School of Informatics, focusing on how technologies can connect people in what must now be called “physical communities” (as opposed to the virtual ones). Twitter, of course, is a part of that.
Yours is the first book on the Twitter API. How did you come to write it?
I had been using Twitter since early 2007 when my wife and kids went away to the beach for spring break. She wasn’
The Twitter API is a tool for application development. What role have applications played in Twitter’
What should website developers consider in using the Twitter API?
The first step for developers is to find an unfulfilled need that can really benefit the community?or create an application that helps expand Twitter’
How much development activity is going on?
In the second half of 2009, the number of applications more than tripled. There are so many applications that we are now seeing tools to help people sort through them. For example, one website, oneforty, was created by Laura Fitton, author of Twitter for Dummies, and resembles the iPhone App Store, only for Twitter applications. They’