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#1 kmakice

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:16 AM

I wanted to start a thread to let people provide feedback on any clarifications or corrections needed in this version of the book. This is meant to apply to the text in the book, not the code or change in the API (we'll have separate threads for that, eventually).

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:31 AM

From a comment left by Blaine Cooke in the Chapter 1 excerpt posted by O'Reilly Media this week, it is clear that the following passage needs clarification:

"In April 2008, vice president Lee Mighdoll (@mighdoll) and chief architect Blaine Cook (@blaine) left Twitter following another surge in registrations and a period plagued by server downtime and account spamming."


This comes from a section about the Twitter whale becoming a cultural icon ("The Rise of the Fail Whale"). This part of the book talks about the problems the company was experiencing with growth, which included technical problems scaling as well as turnover in personnel. In Blaine's reading of this passage, the implication is that he left because of the problems, or worse was to blame for them. It wasn't my intention to cast blame or make a causal connection.

It is also true that the most visibly stressful time for the Twitter servers came after the employee departures, in May and June 2008.

So ... April 2008 was a rough month. Lots of things to deal with at Twitter. Not Blaine's fault.



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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:21 AM

>> To Susancai
These are services for Twitter that can be used to integrate some services of Twitter for your own Applications (like on your blog or website) ...

In past I have referenced these two documentations available online, you can read this for details

www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/get_started_with_the_twitter_api/
apiwiki.twitter.com/API-Overview

Hope it helps !





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