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Do You Trust Twitter?

Do You Trust Twitter?

Ironically, my favorite post from South By Southwest (“SXSW“) was about what did not happen at SXSW: The SXSW Keynote With Ev Williams You Had Hoped to See by Louis Gray.  Louis Gray is not alone.  Many of us want answers to the questions he asked in his post, and it looks like we will soon have some.  Twitter’s recent acquisition of Tweetie, unofficial rumors about “firehose” access, and Fred Wilsons post hint that Twitter will either answer many of  Louis Gray’s questions at Chirp, Twitter’s first official developer conference or risk the ire of Twitter users, developers and those who are shelling out a lot of cash to attend Chirp. What’s more, Twitter will lose trust.

I would like to add to Louis Gray’s list of ten questions.

It’s no secret that many early adopters are communicating outside of Twitter’s public timeline in favor of direct messages. Twitter defines direct messages as

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  1. Saqib Ali
    April 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    there is no privacy on the internet. the only way to ensure somewhat of privacy is to utilize host-proof hosting pattern……

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