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Twitter Digits

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014

Twitter’s newest service, Digits, offers a glimpse into a world of “growth at any cost.” Or, as it is put forth on the developer site, “Growth, Simplified.” Their insecure attempt to eliminate the password, moving to SMS as a primary, single-factor authentication endangers users of the Twitter application and all future developers (and their users) […]

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Unicorn Power

Posted by on March 30th, 2010

Ben Sandofsky and I just put a new post on the Twitter Engineering blog about our transition to Unicorn. http://engineering.twitter.com/2010/03/unicorn-power.html

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Velocity Preview

Posted by on May 7th, 2009

There’s a small interview with me in today’s O’Reilly radar, where I talk about some of the things that I’ll be presenting as part of my Velocity 2009 talk. You can listen to, and read the transcript here:

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Outgoing blacklists, or, stop the bouncing.

Posted by on December 12th, 2008

At Twitter, we have many users which sign up for the service and mistype or enter invalid email addresses. Our product group doesn’t want us to use email verification, and for the most part, we cannot because we accept signups via mobile (through the 40404 SMS short-code.) If we bounce too many messages for any […]

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Obama Wins!

Posted by on November 4th, 2008

What a night Tuesday was – Obama won. Twitter Stayed up. OMG! I’m in the lower left of this photo. It’s not the best, but it’s representative of our collective emotion at Twitter HQ on that historic night! Image Courtesy of Scott Beale, Laughing Squid. The rest of the photos and Scott’s article Lives here […]

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