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From Sig Rinde <>
Subject Re: New branch for UI
Date Sun, 07 Mar 2010 22:01:12 GMT
When we filter by tag locally we request all messages with that tag
from the public timeline with the poolid in question for that
particular Thingamy instance.

But then again I might not get quite what you mean by "public timeline"...


On 7 March 2010 22:30, Sig Rinde <> wrote:
> Being the geek-in-training I think I might have misunderstood Anne...
> Not sure where we fetch from as we're using pools - and obviously when
> we filter locally we use all historical messages from the pool. So
> those would be nice to have.
> Ethan, I'm sure you know after the search you enabled last for us!
> (My programmer is at the pub so I'm only the half-wit messenger :))
> Sig
> On 7 March 2010 21:46, Anne Kathrine Petter√łe <> wrote:
>> As I just found out, there is another very important reason to keep the public timeline
and that is thingamy.
>> They are using it.
>> So let's keep it - I also agree with what Darren is saying. A public timeline for
discovery might not be so bad.
>> We have decided to make the public timeline a separate page on the new UI anyway,
so it won't be in the way for those of us who aren't using it.
>> - anne
>> On 7. mars 2010, at 21.31, Darren Hague wrote:
>>> The public timeline can be useful in the early days of a microblogging
>>> service, as I have recently discovered with the introduction of SAPTalk
>>> at SAP. While there are only a few users of a service and the social
>>> graph is very sparse, the public timeline is the easiest way to find &
>>> follow new people.
>>> Once the service is established, the public timeline is much less useful
>>> - but it's still quite a good way for complete newbies to get a feel for
>>> what's going on. Without the public timeline, new users have a chicken &
>>> egg problem to deal with - they access the service, see very few (if
>>> any) messages, and wonder what the big deal is with all this
>>> microblogging nonsense and don't come back for 6 months.
>>> Just my 2p,
>>> Darren
>>> On Sun, 2010-03-07 at 18:51 +0200, Vassil Dichev wrote:
>>>>> IMO we don't need it.
>>>>> We have search and streams.
>>>>> On 7. mars 2010, at 17.25, Richard Hirsch wrote:
>>>>>> Do we even need the public timeline? Or should it just be accessible
>>>>>> via Streams Page.
>>>> I've said before that I don't see much utility in the public timeline,
>>>> and it also poses performance problems, as it's difficult to cache and
>>>> doesn't scale well.

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