Tag Archives: Twitter

Wo geht’s wirklich hin?

Dieser Tage gabs wieder mal Alarm bei Twitter. Der Kurznachrichtendienst geriet erneut wegen Schwächen in seinen Sicherheitseinstellungen in die Schlagzeilen der Technologieblogger. Bei genauer Betrachtung des Problems sieht man schnell, dass Twitter zwar eine gehörige Mitschuld trägt, letztendlich aber auch … Continue reading

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Three clicks to your doorstep

On Thursday I needled one of my friends about his use of a pseudonym and an avatar that didn’t show his face. He suggested I did a Google search on him. Which I did. Total time: under 2 minutes Overall … Continue reading

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How to post to twitpic from the commandline

twitpic is a service that lets you share your pics on Twitter. Thanks to a straightfoward REST API it is very easy to upload pictures to the service and tweet at the same time. No registration required. When you open … Continue reading

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The Twitter Retention Rate Scam

My goodness, 60% of new users of Twitter give up after less than a month. Who cares? Well, all those who make a living from scavenging on topics related to social media. The AdSense spammers are having a ball dreaming … Continue reading

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How Twitter got bitten

Let me put it mildly. There was a certain laxness on the part of the coders at Twitter. They simply disregarded Rule 1 Rule 1Regard any user-generated input as tainted until proven benign. Above a certain volume of traffic taint … Continue reading

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Replies are now mentions

Why Tweeter Mk3 is late Just as I was about to publish the final version of Tweeter, Twitter announced that they were changing the way so called @replies were handled in their API. Well, nothing spectacular, but Tweeter has turned … Continue reading

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Tweeter Mark 2½

Those who code in languages like C, Java or C++ are accustomed to working on codebases that sometimes have millions of lines. Thats why professional editors have a feature called folding which lets you toggle visibility of selected sections in … Continue reading

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