Paul Buchheit
I just activated the new Twitter feed, so public tweets should appear here almost instantly. It's still in alpha though, so it stop working occasionally. Please let me know if you see any issues.
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It's especially fun to see with the notifier installed ( -- I pressed "update" on, and within about a second it went through all kinds of internet plumbing to appear in a bubble on my desktop! - Paul Buchheit
cool :) "internet plumbing" FTW! - Susan Beebe
You sir are made of AWESOME! - AJ Batac
excellent! - vijay
AJ, the team over at Twitter did most of the hard work -- I just plugged it in. - Paul Buchheit
cool x 2 ! - Susan Beebe
Is this using any variant of SUP or something custom to Twitter? - Phil Glockner
wow this is fast. awesome work - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Nice indeed. Twitter is still useful as a conversational-starter for FriendFeed threads. This makes it better. - Jesper Lind
very nice! - Jay
It was neat to see the Twitpic come through so fast. Very cool. - Heather Solos
Phil, it's a custom Twitter protocol. - Paul Buchheit
Thanks, Paul. - Phil Glockner
Still Paul, FriendFeed received the update as fast. ;) - AJ Batac
This is excellent, thanks! - Aaron Draczynski
Perfectly instant! :) - Mohammad Abdurraafay
Awesome. Paul does this mean that all tweets will be searchable in friendfeed or just the subset that are somehow mapped to friendfeed real or imaginary users? - Edwin Khodabakchian
Edwin, only the feeds that have been imported by FriendFeed users are searchable. - Paul Buchheit
Thanks for the clarification. - Edwin Khodabakchian
I noticed that, superfast. - Chris Loft
16 seconds from hitting return on TweetDeck to showing up on FriendFeed for me! Nice work! Never again will I have to hunt for the "Refresh Twitter" link :) - Nathan Chase
Whoa - that is damn fast. Just posted a tweet, it was in my feed immediately. Nice! - Hutch Carpenter
I'm actually seeing tweets here before I see them in my twitter client - Matsis
A big "that is awesome" to you. - Eric - Final Countdown
Matsis, that's probably because (like paul said) FF is using a custom twitter protocol that your client is (probably) not using (yet) - Chris Heath
Like this. - John E. Bredehoft
twitter built it? are they changing their api up? - Frankie Warren
I come back to some good news! - Michael Fidler
This rocks. And yes, what Matsis said: I'm seeing tweets show up here before in twitter clients. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
(and if I had a mass invisible friend importer I wouldn't need a twitter client) :) nudge nudge wink wink - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Is this a two-way street? are outbound posts to twitter going through the same plumbing? I swear I'm seeing retweets as soon as I see the "Liked" item in my own tweetstream. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Congrat's , it's lightning fast! - Michael Fidler
An alpha release on a beta product....hehe - Mark Krynsky
an alpha release on a beta product that performs better than the underlying mature product that it serves ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Yes Rob...Paul & Co. rock! - Mark Krynsky
Paul, excellent, I'm loving the instant tweets, great stuff! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
it is fast! SUP FTW! - Anthony Farrior
Forgive my ignorance in a busy week, but where is this 'Twitter Feed' switch located? - Warner Crocker
Lindsey - just noticed that too - Hutch Carpenter
It was just 5 mins for me.... Not with seconds. - Alp
alp, is your twitter feed private? - mjc
Alp, this new feed is still in "alpha testing", which means that it will sometimes get slow or stop working (which means that tweets could take up to half an hour). That happened earlier today, but I believe that it's back to realtime again now. - Paul Buchheit
~1 sec here :-D - immaterial