New York Judge Overrules Twitter: Tweets Broadcast to the Public ‘Belong to the Public’ | Betabeat:
“Based on that reasoning, it seems like the court will only be soliciting Mr. Harris’s public tweets and not his DMs or private account information. Still, definitely not a good day for Internet privacy advocates.”
On what crazy planet are tweets, willingly and without duress posted by an individual, suddenly anything to do with “privacy”?
Why Your Complaint About Twitter Is Wrong – Anil Dash:
“Don’t get me wrong; I would love if it made sense for Twitter to be some hippie utopian open protocol that also happened to support a multi-billion dollar company. That’d be great. But the amount of Kremlinology and hand-wringing over one short blog post from Michael Sippey that I’ve seen in the past few days reveals that people’s concerns are not about what Twitter is doing, but rather the core technical community’s own feelings about the fact they don’t determine what Twitter is anymore.”
This always happens.
Twitter Continues to Gnaw On the Hand That Feeds It:
I’d love to stand on a soapbox and preach “BOYCOTT TWITTER” but let’s be serious – even if they shunned every last app using its service and forced us to either use the website or their own branded apps, we’d still use Twitter. The job seekers, the self-promoters, the celebrity-obsessed groupies would continue to announce to the world the availability of their new book or recently published article, as well as their drunken 2 a.m. quips with friends.
Harry’s right, of course: you can pretty much guarantee that all of the grumbling about what Twitter does won’t amount to more than a handful of users deserting it for other platforms.
Facebook? If there’s one service the Twitterari hates, it’s Facebook.
Google+? I like it – and I think that it’s actual target is Twitter, not Facebook – but the audience isn’t there (yet) and people are getting much more distrustful of Google.
Twitter is it. For better or worse.
(Via Curious Rat – the RSS Feed)