๐Ÿ‘ Apps of a Feather

Liked ๐Ÿ‘“ Apps of a Feather by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
If I was sitting on a huge pile of Twitter related code with a full set of Twitter related reading/posting functionality, I think Iโ€™d head toward some of the new open protocols coming out of the IndieWeb to build a new user base. By supporting feeds like RSS, ATOM, JSON feed, and even h-feed (possibly via Microsub) for the feed reader portion and building in the open Micropub spec, one could rejuvenate old Twitter apps to work with a myriad of microblog-like (and even traditional blog) functionality on platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Craft, WithKnown, Jekyll, Kirby, Hugo, micro.blog, and a myriad of others in the future. Suddenly all those old Twitter apps could rise from the ashes and invigorate a new, more open community. Given the open โ€œarchitectureโ€ of the community, it would give developers much more direct control of both their software and futures than Twitter has ever given them as well as a deeper sense of impact while simultaneously eating a nice portion of Twitterโ€™s lunch. With less than a weekโ€™s worth of work, I suspect that many of these old apps could have new and more fruitful lives than the scraps they were getting before.

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