Archive | August, 2012

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Haystack Rock – Cannon Beach, Oregon

Twitter is the new Happy Days

Hey Twitter, you don’t build a platform/service that’s free and open, build up a ridiculous user base, then change the rules on how the game is played. It’s douchey. It comes across like the kid at the playground who didn’t get his way, called a timeout, grabbed his ball, walked home and left all the other kids thinking “what the hell just happened”.

It’s not our fault you didn’t have a solid business model when you started. Or, if you did and this was it…that’s double douchey.

Twitter is the new Happy Days. The 5th season premiere included the now infamous scene where Fonzie jumped over a shark while water-skiing. Before this episode…great show. After this episode…the decline of a great show. With their new API, Twitter just gave us their 5th season premiere.

Best summary: Ben Brooks.

Others:

Maybe it’s time to throw some money at app.net.

UPDATE: Another interesting perspective – Chris Bowler

Waiting

Sometimes you only need a glimpse of something to know it’s going to be good.

Now I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
A tethered mind freed from the lies
And I’ll kneel down
Wait for now
And I’ll kneel down
Know my ground
Raise my hands
Paint my spirit gold
Bow my head
Keep my heart slow
‘cus I will wait,
I will wait for you

from I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons new song off their forthcoming album Babel.