Getting the share count of a URL

At work I’m working on a project in which we need to track the share count of a URL. Below are my quick notes. In all examples I’m getting the share count of https://www.facebook.com/. Note that I’m using the jq notation to extract the actual result from the response. Just GET it Facebook Request: curl …

Designing Twitter Video

We wanted to be extremely careful about weighing down the experience with extra pro-user functionality. Even though we support longer videos, we don’t necessarily want to make people feel like they need to fill it up. As such, we landed on a simple interface for capturing multiple video segments without the pressure of filling up …

When Twitter thought it was 2015 already and logged everybody out

I MITMed Twitter for Android's login to see why it was failing. The Twitter servers think it's 2015. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/iEu4rEUub9 — Ninji the [REDACTED] (@_Ninji) December 29, 2014 Today users of Twitter could not log in via OAuth for a few hours. As seen in the screenshot above Twitter was already thinking it was 2015. Culprit …

How Belgium vs USA played out on Twitter

It seemed as if the entire world stopped to watch the World Cup match against Belgium. Twitter released a map shortly after the game that pretty much backs up that notion, with geotagged tweets mentioning key World Cup terms surging and falling as they were sent during the match. As the match approached extra time …