http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1531710 "'How and why people Twitter: the role that micro-blogging plays in informal communication at work'".
Social Developers London
This talk draws on information
from dev.twitter.com but is in
no way endorsed byTwitter
The first place to start is at dev.twitter.com
API 1.0 retired
November 4, 2013
SSL certificates - root certificate will change to
The stream.twitter.com certificate is already
signed against theVerisign G3 root, so clients
currently connecting to this domain already
have the appropriate root certificates installed
Use two test accounts with large Ids:
@64Flavors (ID: 4503597479886593) and
@Overflow64 (ID: 4503599627370241).
They’ve been set up toTweet every 10 minutes,
generating experimental data for both the REST
and Streaming APIs
Headlines tell the
story behind theTweet
New feature for publishers
using EmbeddedTweets that
connects articles about the
Tweet with theTweet itself.
If you still have not updated your app and you
want people to be able to continue using it,
it’s not too late!
IPO announcement repercussions
Alternatives App.net Diaspora*
users can broadcast sensitive personal information to anyone who
views their public feed.
privacy options can sometimes compromise personal information.
On centralized services, where all of the information flows through
one point user information has sometimes been exposed to
governments and courts without the prior consent of the user
usually through subpoenas or court orders.
there is potential for sensitive information to be publicized
includes information which may be subject to a superinjunction
Corporate and government culture needs to change to recognise the
change already in place in interpersonal culture
people or brands
which post updates
brands as a kind of
A brand and celebrity
The odd spark of live
No open development partner program
No Transparency on the monetization strategy for twitter
Twitter cannot be assumed to be benevolent, has adopted an
embrace, extend and extinguish strategy towards third parties
Expect charges and fees
Expect less user data privacy
No Service Level Agreement for uptime, feeds
No community code of conduct
No community governance process to twitter API
No community process to innovations in twitter
No Independent adjudication for twitter id disputes
Text messages? / iMessage
Enterprise social software
App.net makes building social apps easier
Out of the box social platform and API
A framework of built-in functionality
▪ user profiles
▪ public and private messaging
▪ content streams
▪ sharing for video, audio, and images
One App.net ID, sustainable platform without
Use diaspora* as your home base to post to
your profiles on other major social services.
This way your friends will still be able to keep
in touch with what you’re up to, even if
they’re not yet on diaspora*. diaspora*
currently supports cross-posting to your
Facebook,Twitter, andTumblr accounts, with
more to come.
Before the sponsored updates.
Before the terms of service changed.
Before data stopped being private.
Before we sold our memories.
Before we forgot our rights.
Before everything that made media
Less social and more cynical,
There was one simple idea:
Our lives are our own.
What we share and who we share it with,
Our memories, our secrets,
Our lives are our own.
That idea is important
So we’re going back to before.
And in going back to before,
We’re going forward.
Tent.Going back to forward.
Tent is a protocol that puts users back in control.
Users should control the data they create, choose who can access
it, and change service providers without losing their social graph.
Tent is a protocol, not a platform. Like email, anyone can build
Tent apps or hostTent servers, allTent servers can talk to each
other, and there is no central authority to restrict users or
Tent helps you keep all your data in one place that you control.You
can choose a hosting provider or run your own server. If you want
to move hosts later your data and relationships come with you.
WithTent you can put data back in the hands of your users, leaving
you to focus on what you're best at: designing and building
applications.There is no central authority to cut off API access.You
deal only with your users, directly.
Users Type Lifecycle Opinion
Pre IPO Brand and
App.net 100,000 (March
Private Service Stable Developer
Diaspora* 405,000 (Sept 13) AGPLv3, MIT Stable Unknown
Unknown GNU Affero Stable In decline
Tent.io Unknown BSD Preview New
Adjusted in part from :
Presentations are available from Slideshare
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.