Liz Gannes

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I Come in Peace, I Promise! Twitter Hires Developer Relations Manager.

Twitter, whose dealings with outside developers are often testy, has hired a developer relations manager, Jason Costa. Costa presumably won’t be the one making future calls about temporarily shutting down third-party Twitter clients like UberTwitter, but he’ll have to do his best to explain why.

Costa most recently did a short stint as an intern at Facebook and prior to that was a manager of developer products at Google for four years. He told Twitter developers in a posting on their Google group (picked up by ReadWriteWeb) that the company will “be holding a developer-focused event at the Twitter headquarters in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for a registration announcement here later this week.”

This is in line with Twitter telling NetworkEffect that it’s not currently planning a large-scale developer event like last year’s Chirp conference, but developers were of course quick to criticize Costa for presuming that they’ll travel to San Francisco on short notice.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work