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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Twitter @Anywhere "stole" its concept from me!

Twitter @Anywhere "stole" its concept from my Twitsnap!

Yes, last May 2008 I've already built the first @Anywhere using Google App Engine and Google Sites. Unfortunately Google screwed the service after they disallowed uploaded files from being served directly thus the demise of Twitsnap. Now imagine 3 years later, hey here comes Twitter with the "great" idea, yeah right but they forgot to mention it wasn't original. My "initial" check reveals that for 3 years nobody ever created a clone of Twitsnap making me the only holder of "prior-art" claim.

Right now I don't even know what to think, maybe I'll release the entire source of TwitSnap under CC license for start. What should I do next? How can I even match up with a giant like Twitter who owns all our twits?

Please help, post your advise on the comments and thank you in advance!

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