Twitter Needs to Become More Open or Die

Twitter needs to become more decentralized and open, says the company's former chief engineer, or it will wither and die like other "walled garden" approaches to the web. Alex Payne says he recommended that Twitter become a more open platform, but senior executives decided against it.…

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Twitter Staffer Stops Blogging After Backlash

Twitter engineer Alex Payne says he is putting his personal blog on hiatus, in part because of comments he made about additions to the service were misinterpreted. Payne says he will continue to use Twitter, but will be more careful about what he says there.…

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