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Breakage in the new Twitter UI

Thursday, April 30, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I happy to report that I have the new Twitter user interface on my account and it's nice. Permalink to this paragraph

However, apparently the "status" param is no longer recognized. Permalink to this paragraph

http://twitter.com/home?status=thisusedtowork  Permalink to this paragraph

That would put "thisusedtowork" in the "What are you doing?" box. URL shorteners redirect to Twitter with the new shortened address in the "status" param. Permalink to this paragraph

This change breaks users. Any help would be much appreciated...  Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Just got a direct message from Twitter, they fixed the breakage. That's excellent turnaround. Thanks!! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

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"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

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"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.


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