MySQL is the persistent storage technology behind most Twitter data: the interest graph, timelines, user data and the Tweets themselves. Since we believe in sharing knowledge and that open source software facilitates innovation, we have decided to open source our MySQL work on GitHub under the BSD New license.
Expeerience is a Pinterest-style Twitter for experiences. Users can snap photos and videos of their experiences and add them to collections, which can be configured to auto-sync with Facebook albums. Posts can be hash tagged and shared with the world for others to discover. Any photos or videos that appeal to a user can be collected into their own personal collections. Users can search the network to experience moments in time they may have missed or didn’t have the chance to capture in person.
The pull-to-refresh patent
Wonder why Apple hasn’t implemented pull-to-refresh in any of its apps. It is a fundamentally better user experience for refreshing time-based list items. As it turns out, patents may be the issue. In a patent titled “User Interface Mechanics,” owned by Twitter and listing Loren Brichter, the developer of Tweetie (which Twitter purchased), among its inventors.
Posterous has been acquired by Twitter (via Posterous is Joining the Flock at Twitter - The Official Posterous Space)
Giles Turnbull (aka @gilest) is a fun loving Brit who recently decided to take his Twitter account offline (literally), and to conduct his twitter correspondence by old-fashioned mail instead. What was the result of this little experiment? “Getting mail was fun again.” Woo-hoo…
Facebook Makes Up 52% of Social Sharing
AddThis, the sharing platform owned by Clearspring, is huge (or uuuuuugggggge, as Donald Trump would say). It’s used by more than 11 million sites, which gives it aggregate sharing data for more than 1.2 billion users — and a bird’s-eye view of the relative popularity and influence of everything from a Facebook Like to a click on a Google +1 button…
…For now, some notes and context on the graphics:
- According to AddThis data, Facebook accounts for 52.1% of sharing. Given the size of AddThis’ data set, that number’s probably a solid proxy for sharing across the entire web.
- Twitter was up 577% this year and accounts for 13.5% of sharing, per AddThis Analytics.
- Usage of Google’s +1 button grew in 2011 but has plateaued, according to AddThis. And if you want to feel bad for Digg and MySpace, just take a look at their depressing shrinkage numbers.
Image: Detail from Social Sharing Trends 2011.
Interesting stats from the first weekend of the RWC 2011