API calls are the new scarcity online!

During the CPoV Wikipedia conference there was a lot of activity on Twitter on the backchannel #cpov. Fanatic tweeter and co-organizer Nishant Shah even got temporarily barred from Twitter due to “excessive tweeting.” API calls are the new scarcity online! Reaching the API limit often marks you as a spammer.


On top of that Twitter search is amnesic and the #cpov conference tweets will not be available anymore in two weeks. Fortunately Daniel Mietchen made a small movie from his favorite #cpov conference tweets. It’s wonderful to see how a Twitter backchannel could provide information for those not being able to attend the conference.

Summary of CPOV 2010 (March 26-27, Amsterdam) from Daniel Mietchen on Vimeo.

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