My side of the story on ZDNet

November 13, 2008 at 9:52 am 4 comments

… is up: Twitterank Creator Speaks

The main thing I wanted to get at was that this was a small, casual hack, that blew up. The Twitterank algorithm isn’t particularly exciting, and it clearly needs more work. When I made the thing, asking for passwords seemed suboptimal, but not a huge deal since I figured most people would just be turned away by it. We live and learn, I guess.

Anyway, like most internet fads, Twitterank will also eventually fade away. But before that happens, something might come out of it. Or not. We’ll see.

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  • 1. Harshad  |  November 13, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Well, a lot of twitter mashups have come and gone… many asked for passwords and made people feel secure about it by saying “this is safe”… I guess some people just got scared by the text that should had been enclosed with a -sarcastic grin- tag, perhaps!

    Shit happens.

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  • 2. Jason  |  November 13, 2008 at 11:08 am

    “Gullible ZDNet users believe the accusatory piece on Twitterank – did you get your Twitterank yet?!”

    Seems as if they’re trying to black sheep you.

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  • 3. Beth  |  November 13, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Good for you, and congratulations on having a little app that everyone wanted to try!
    I did think it was hilarious that Marks said people were “gullible,” while he fell for the sarcastic joke that someone else made in an offhand tweet. *headdesk*

    Sorry you had to deal with the tsunami of tstupid yesterday. šŸ˜‰

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  • 4. molly  |  November 16, 2008 at 8:14 am

    yoddle dee doe. šŸ™‚ I think it’s great that you threw it all up. šŸ™‚ I still have yet to understand the whole ranking part. but it’s fun anyway! later gator!

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