SitePoint Podcast #7: Let’s Get Twitter Out of Our System

By Kevin Yank

Episode 7 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week your hosts are Brad Williams (@williamsba), Stephan Segraves (@ssegraves), and Kevin Yank (@sentience) with special guest Sarah Milstein (@SarahM).

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Episode Summary

Here are the topics covered in this episode:

Google Axes a Number of Services

Lycos Shuts Down Mail, Tripod

IE8 RC Will Be Out By the End of January Relaunches with Cutting Edge Design

Listener Feedback from Karn (WebKarnage)

Main Show Topic: Twitter

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  • A couple of post-recording items from this episode:

    Sarah conducted a previous “Twitter for Business” webcast in November 2008, which is available to watch on YouTube.

    Also, Sarah dropped me an email to mention something she forgot during the show:

    An important point I neglected to mention is that Twitter has succeeded in part because of its APIs. Although there has been some controversy about whether they are open enough, there’s no question in the big picture that the data the company shares has allowed the service to expand in ways it never could have otherwise.

  • Odds are the site became a MS based site due to Governmental requirements. I would imagine it’s a contract thing with Microsoft.

  • K

    Hey guys, awesome podcast but sadly i can’t download it via iTunes. The error i get is “Your request could not be completed, the item you’ve requested is not currently in the Malaysian store”. Sad thing is i can download the Boagworld podcast via iTunes. I don’t know much about how i spread your podcast to your audience but is this something that is done by Apple on purpose or Sitepoint itself? Please do something about it

  • Thanks for the feedback, K! I’ve changed the iTunes subscribe link so that if the podcast isn’t available in your home store, it will offer to redirect you to the iTunes US Store, where the podcast is available.

  • Google has long been an advocate for network neutrality in the US, and their latest salvo in the effort to make sure ISPs must treat all traffic equally is the backing of a new lab that provides tools for users to test for bandwidth throttling.
    KVM Switches

  • Anonymous

    Great show. It seems all I hear about lately is twitter. As simple as it is, I still feel like there is something I don’t know about it. Thanks for clearing some of that for me.

    One note on the production: Please turn off your Skype sound effects during the show!

  • Christrophe

    Thanks a lot for this work !

  • Mr pseudonym

    Not to be a wet blanket, but there are a few basic courtesies that people are expected to observe in public. Like not blowing into the microphone. Please. Thank you.

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