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Twitter tillkännager nylanseringen av sin "Chirp" utvecklarkonferens


Twitter Announces the Re-Launch of its 'Chirp' Developer Conference

Twitter’s looking to enhance its bonds with the developer community with the re-launch of its ‘Chirp’ conference, which brings together developers and members of Twitter’s team to discuss the latest initiatives, share insights and provide answers to key technical queries.

Som förklarat av Twitter:

“The Chirp Developer Conference is a celebration of the innovation developers have brought to Twitter, the opportunities that await, plus a few surprises.”

The conference, which will be held on November 16th, will include keynote sessions, reveals and community engagement initiatives, with both IRL (in San Francisco) and online components throughout the day.

The re-launch will also see Twitter hold its Chirp Developer Challenge, where developers are invited to submit their most interesting, creative and innovative uses of Twitter’s API.

Over $520k worth of prizes will be awarded in three categories:

  • Content Discovery apps
  • Conversation Safety tools
  • Public Good apps

That could help Twitter find new use cases and developmental opportunities, beyond the capacity of its own team.

Though whether Twitter will be able to develop them or not will largely come down to who’s in charge, with Elon Musk still in the process of (probably) buying the app.


With Musk as chief, big changes are expected in Twitter’s roadmap, which will see various elements re-prioritized according to Musk’s plan. That could mean that development initiatives like these gain more traction, or they could get sidelined completely – but either way, it makes sense for Twitter to continue to build relationships with the dev community with a view to finding better ways forward for the app.

For general users, that doesn’t mean a lot right now, but it could end up providing new inspiration for Twitter’s next big updates and additions.

Twitter remains the leader in real-time engagement and interaction, which provides huge capacity for insight, if it can be harnessed, and maybe, the Chirp conference will be the origin point of a whole new way of looking at tweets.

You can learn more about Chirp 2022 här, where you can also register for updates.



Op-Ed: ‘Armed rebellion’ and ‘civil war’ calls get massively unimpressed response on Twitter


Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022

Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022 – Copyright AFP/File Aleksey Filippov

Social media does turn out to be good for something, after all. Much raging online about Trump’s Mar-A-Lago raid isn’t going over. Maybe the endless tantrums are getting a bit stale. A virtual tide of Twitter responses isn’t buying it on any level.

One Tweet pointed out Trump said “they raided my home” before it was actually raided. Trump lawyers, meanwhile, said he wasn’t notified…? Generally speaking,  warrants are not carried out on an RSVP basis. You don’t ask the crack house when would be a good time to call, for example.

You may (or may not) also be interested to know that “Trump civil war” is now an auto search cue. The headlines for that search on Google News are really something else. The unimpressed response isn’t getting any coverage, hence this article. The picture is very different.

The adult news sticks to the point – Violation of the Espionage Act, Presidential Records Act; you know, law. Much of this media, understandably, focuses on “what next?”.

“Other” news is all about QAnon-like conspiracies. (If you’ve got no facts, fiction is your only real option.) Trump’s playing along with it as usual. Trump is seen doing a Mussolini salute, an actual Fascist fist, in various styles on multiple occasions. It looks more like a trained move. He wasn’t doing that previously, and he’s not good at it. Presumably, it means “defiance”, but it looks awkward and rehearsed.

Of course, the image has a role in anything to do with Trump. Trump is pumping the pity buttons in public. The GOP and MAGA are pushing the extreme rhetoric. As a marketing exercise, it’s selling sand to people living in deserts. The problem is that it doesn’t sell to anyone else.


These thunderous noises also don’t quite gel with the fact that Trump lawyers, who requested documents regarding the warrant, haven’t yet agreed to make them public. As mixed messages go, it’s about what you’d expect from anything associated with Trump. Is there a problem with making them public? Could be.

Rebellion against what?

There’s a bit of a practical issue with “Trump civil war”, too. Any such thing would be total coast-to-coast carnage. Sandy Hooks and Uvaldes all round, no doubt. Does America, already so happily living among the gangs and mass shootings, really want a civil war?

Maybe not?

You’ll need to answer that question. …Because over half the country didn’t vote for that and they might get really ticked off about it.


The opinions expressed in this Op-Ed are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Digital Journal or its members.



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