Twitters API (Programmierschnittstelle ) ist neben dessen Einfachheit der wahre Grund für den Erfolg von Twitter.
The API has been arguably the most important, or maybe even inarguably, the most important thing we’ve done with Twitter. It has allowed us, first of all, to keep the service very simple and create a simple API so that developers can build on top of our infrastructure and come up with ideas that are way better than our ideas …
So the API, which has easily 10 times more traffic than the website, has been really very important to us.
(file under: Ich habe immer recht.)