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Twitter, reformatted. I wrote a Yahoo! Pipe to clean up Twitter’s RSS feeds—removing the username prefix and filtering out items that begin with “@” or “RT”.. # 18th March 2010, 1:10 am

Streams, affordances, Facebook, and rounding errors. I asked Kellan about scaling activity streams the other day. Here he suggests the best technique is not to promise a perfect stream (like Twitter does)—Facebook used to get away with 80% loss of update messages, but their new redesign has changed the contract with their users. # 19th March 2009, 2:02 pm

Parallel merge sort in Erlang. Thoughts on an Erlang-y way of implementing a combined activity stream (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). Activity streams are a Really Hard Problem—as far as I know there’s no best practise for implementing them yet. # 15th March 2009, 1:36 pm

The Internet Archive should actively partner with bit.ly / tinyurl.com / icanhaz.com etc. and maintain a mirror database of their redirects

Me, on Twitter # 8th March 2009, 2:59 pm

How search.twitter.com uses Varnish. Includes examples of the configuration options they use. # 2nd March 2009, 5:08 pm

Making bridges talk. Tom Armitage hooked Tower Bridge up to Twitter: “I am closing after the MV Dixie Queen has passed Upstream”. # 4th March 2008, 11:07 pm

Twitter from TextMate. A TextMate Bundle that lets you send your currently selected text to Twitter. # 25th March 2007, 6:10 pm

TweetyPy. A Python-based CLI client for Twitter, by Stuart Colville # 24th March 2007, 4:47 pm