Twitter. Ah Twitter, love it mostly, hate it sometimes. A little experiment that has just grown into something that none of us could have imagined a year ago (remember when Twitter had its explosion during SXSW?). And now it’s time for it to grow. Assetbar has an interesting proposal, something that is analogous to email, set up Twitter proxy (maybe a Twitter server):
Twitter is the new mail
Because twitter has done such a great job with their API, the net effect of a twitter-proxy is that you could could still send and receive your twitter messages, directly from twitter, or via twitter-proxy. If your friends are sending SMS messages to twitter, they would still end up at twitter-proxy. Source: Twitter-proxy: Any Interest? « Assetbar: drinks and recipes
This was also covered by Louis Gray with an interesting follow up regarding how poorly Google Reader brought the information to him.
I’ve had several days to think about this. Twitter reminds me of something we all take for granted–the lowly POP server.
Eudora Welty and the humble PO
Yes, that is really how both the email app and the humble POP server got their names. When POP servers were first born, there weren’t many of them, so there was a bit of a rush to get an account. It was, I think, when email became the killer app.
Twitter is at a cross roads. It could become like email. Make twitter servers … ids that people have across networks. There is something. Now, how to do it…