Twitter Federation

Dan Wineman lights up the federation crew by asking for a federated Twitter.  Dan outlines the benefits as well as the problems when it comes to a decentralized, federated, real-time, social communications app. “I’d like to see App.net move toward a federated architecture. Broadly, what that means is that instead of being a central service […]

Relevance-Aware Activity Streams

  Liz Gannes of GigaOm does a nice job summarizing a recent interview of Twitter CEO Ev Williams. Williams provided a few significant insight into how he thinks Twitter (and by extension real-time activity stream apps)  is different from email and search.   "Blogging (Williams was previously the founder of Blogger) and Tweeting can be different […]

Twitter’s “Fast Follow” Feature

From Mashable's Adam Ostrow, we get an overview of Twitter's new "fast follow" feature. It is an interesting way of (1) bridging to passive users, (2) enabling advertisers and (3) following temporary ties: "Twitter has introduced a new feature called “Fast Follow” that makes it easy to follow anyone via SMS, even if you don’t […]