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Who owns my Tweets?

3 November, 2011   9:36 pm

Chris Crum at Web Pro News enlightened everyone with his recent post on the subject.

Twitter has made a few revisions to its terms of service, to address issues like advertisements, tweet ownership, APIs, and spam. There aren’t as many surprises as some were expecting, but there are some things worth noting, in particular, Twitter’s stance on who owns tweets.

“The revisions more appropriately reflect the nature of Twitter and convey key issues such as ownership. For example, your tweets belong to you, not to Twitter,” says Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone.

Twitter’s terms of service are not necessarily finalised though. Stone made it quite aparent that they are still open to feedback, and will make adjustments if they deem them necessary. There is even a feedback link right on the terms page. So if you have concerns about anything within, don’t hesitate to let Twitter know.



I’m off to Code Academy

23 January, 2012

I’m joining Mayor Bloomberg of New York by joining the Codeacademy in 2012. For those unfamiliar with the concept Codeacademy was launched by a new start up in New York to make programming more accessible. Education has for some time been seemingly focused on how to use software rather than how to create it, which [...]