It’s a nice feature and I will enjoy having it. However, this feature was dropped on the developer community like a giant sack of potatoes. No warning. Just a big spud bomb. There are actually quite a few implications of this in the API side if you’ve been relying on Replies to behave one way and now it will start including many more tweets. If you change the Twitter UI (which they did)…fine, no big deal…you show more tweets now. But with the wide range of web and desktop apps that use the Twitter API out there in production, I really can’t believe that there was no warning or time given to actually test this feature out.
Absolutely. I kept thinking I’d somehow missed it on the API-dev list. Apparently not.
Every kid is different, and my nine-year-old is so much like me. She feels each innocent entreaty, each ‘What did you do today?’ like a physical blow. Trying to talk to her about anything remotely important is met with something I never expected — outright refusal. I expected embarrassed squirms, I expected silence, but I never expected high pitched screams and fists shoved in ears, escape and slamming doors.
I have gone into her email and marked the setting that forwards a copy of each incoming message to me. (There, I said it!) I tell myself this is because she is only nine, because I need to know if she is contacted or solicited in any unseemly way — but that’s not the whole truth. The whole truth is I just want to know her. I just want to know her, and she already does not want to be known.” —
This whole blog contains damn fine writing. It’s been a long time since I discovered that on the internet and I can’t help but wonder if it changed, or was that me?