Simon Willison’s Weblog

Saturday, 22nd December 2012

Is Twitter using its public api for its own website?

You can use Firebug or the Chrome network inspector to answer this question for yourself. They used to use the API for pretty much all of the site, but I think they’re backing off that a little know heat they serve real pages with real URLs for things like individual profile pages.

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What advice does Paul Graham commonly give Y Combinator startups?

Read the essays on—many of them are derived from advice he has already been giving YC startups.

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What are some good books on data/chart presentation?

Edward Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is an absolute classic, and a truly beautiful book to own.

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