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"Nobody produces API via Webhooks" ? I beg to disgaree... there are a lot of APIs which rely on webhooks, like for example Paypal, Github, Instagram ... or even PubSubHubbub!
2 years ago on Long-polling doesn’t totally suck
I think that Google wanted the data for free, as they do with 99.999999% of the public web data. Whether it's legit is another question, but I can certainly understand why they wouldn't want to do an exception with Twitter.As a matter of facts, they do still get it for free, but not exhaustively thru their regular crawling.
I think Twitter played a very dangerous game there and that they lost this battle : they had more to lose than Google at not being indexed by it in realtime and they indeed lost, which is why they are sour now.
3 years, 2 months ago on Twitter: Google's Changes Today Are Bad for "People, Publishers, News Organizations and Twitter Users"
On one end Twitter tries to sell their [public] data to Google (and others) at an outrageous price, and on the other end they complain that it's not sufficiently represented in google's SERPs? Seems a bit contradictory to me.
However, yes, I am worried that eventually Google will favor their own properties against competing services, which is why again, said services should implement open protocols because that would force Google to either say they're against the open web [flat], or just consider all web sites equally.
@FredericL I'm actually worried for Twitter, not for the web :) They're clearly taking the way to become a smaller but dense company/product/service, rather than an ubiquituous web component present on each and every service that we use online.
3 years, 11 months ago on Why Acquiring TweetDeck Makes Sense for Twitter
Same here. Not surprised, but worried...