Just woke up to read that www.Mashable.com think I'm spammy and should go away because my application isn't 'novel' enough.
I'm the developer thats 'not being sued' according to you.
Not exactly sure what the difference between a "hand over your business, your domain and your software within 12 days" or we'll see you in court and "Being Sued" is but thats for another time.
Firstly, when i along with 300 other NY based developers were invited by Twitter to their "Dev-Nest" event here in New York 6 months ago one of the API functions they demonstrated is exactly what my code now does.
What exactly do you have an issue with about how I use the publicly defined API?
If Twitter doesn't want people to auto-follow then turn off that function on the API
If i wrote an application that tracked "URL's where Mashable are mention" - would this also be spammy?
Basically I'm just replicating what www.Twollo.com, www.Twollow.com and half a dozen other applications already offered, just I'm doing it from the desktop instead of the cloud.
Yes I concede I'll maybe have to change the domain and change the application icon but i'm not doing anything that you couldn't already do by going to http://search.twitter.com yourself.
Are you suggesting they also going to stop people from following users who search function on the Twitter homepage?
You are more than welcome to call to get my side of the story (nice bit of journalism you reach our to Fenwick and West but not me)