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Comparing Twitter and Pownce for payloads

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 by Dave Winer.

New development, now when I post a picture to Twitter from my iPhone, it also goes to Pownce.  Permalink to this paragraph

A screen shot of the Pownce versionPermalink to this paragraph

A screen shot of the Twitter versionPermalink to this paragraph

We now can see, visually, the difference betw a messaging service that supports payloads and one that doesn't. Not saying one is better than the other, because this is still very much an exploration. But there are definite advantages to each approach. Please consider that before you beg anyone not to listen to anyone else. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update: I quickly added fields to the flickrToTwitter page to flow pictures to Pownce in addition to Twitter. Screen shotPermalink to this paragraph


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