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-dcmbZB  &lt;a href="http://whdnpnzydhbk.com/">whdnpnzydhbk</a>, [url=http://vmizykbvwsvn.com/]vmizykbvwsvn[/url], [link=http://blaokmnouchs.com/]blaokmnouchs[/link], http://lrzehcjgnvdl.com/+Check the &quot;cheat sheet" here: [[http://www.140characters.com/2009/01/30/how-twitter-was-born|How Twitter Was Born]]. 
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 +Here's the EtherPad Session for notes: 
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 +http://etherpad.com/PY9aclDPpk 
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 +Notes from the EtherPad session: 
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 +http://etherpad.com/PY9aclDPpk 
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 +Craig's notes (@toonlet) 
 +http://etherpad.com/tWF0dIVhcu 
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 +First message from @dom (message #38 on Twitter) was "oh this is gonna be addictive" 
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 +Twitter started with NO follow command, you just saw everybody! 
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 +It was almost five second audio posts instead! 
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 +Up until privacy conversations started, everybody followed everybody more or less, it was about 100 people. 
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 +Dom got laid off, but refused to let go of the project. 
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 +When it went live, no API or RSS or search. 
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 +Not iPhone tweeting, non-smart phones with T9 input. (youch!) 
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 +Now it's Fall 06. API launched! 
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 +Now it's like March 2007. South. Southwest. Hoo boy. 
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 +!! Dom just said "exponentiates" which is a damned fine word. 
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 +Summer 2007: eMpTyVee Moonman hops on the Twitter. 
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 +Just after that some news folks started paying attention. 
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 +People started using @replies but then it didn't actually do anything. Engineers finally started linking that @reply to the page for the Twitter user. 
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 +Twitter is interesting in that users were hacking/modifying the system and using it differently totally independently of the engineers building features into Twitter. 
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 +Twitter wasn't designed to be a conversation engine. 
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 +Now companies are starting to search themselves and find that people are having conversations WITHOUT THEM about their service. 
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 +James Buck story (blogger in Egypt; twittered ARRESTED and that helped get him out) 
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 +FailWhale born like April 2008.  
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 +Scala was chosen as a way to scale quickly going forward. 
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 +August 2008 only failwhale'd for an hour. YAY! 
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 +election.twitter.com was revolutionary at the time, you could see who was saying what about who and that joined up with current.tv to do debates and such. 
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 +Now here come celebrities. Britney Spears, (no, Britney's PR people)  
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 +More celebrities show up: Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Jimmy Fallon... 
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 +Daily Show made fun of it. That's a good sign! 
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 +Here comes Shaq, "I'm-a kiss you!" 
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 +In fact, one time Shaq tweeted "I got two tickets to tonight's game, come touch me and get tickets." Yeah, that was HERE! 
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 +Now here comes Oprah. Increase in accounts was like a million people THE WEEKEND after she had @ev on. 
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 +When Shaq showed up, he wasn't most popular. Who was? @BarackObama. 
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 +Before he made his acceptance speech, the tweet went out, "We made this happen, WE made history together." 
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 +(That's all I have right now, it's lunch time and we're talking about Odeo instead.) 
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 +NINETY percent of traffic on Twitter is via API. NINETY! So lots of engineering goes toward keeping that solid. 
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 +Actually going through an independent security audit right now, so tyring to keep things pretty solid and simple until that's done, then working out feature sets. 
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 +Right now the overwhelming request is groups. 
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 +@StevenWalling asks an interesting question about identi.ca...is Twitter looking at that? Are they talking to them about using that architecture or working with them somehow? 
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 +Dom says they are listening and talking to everyone. 
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 +And I'm really hungry so I'm ending here and getting some food.  
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