Twitter Developers In Denial: A Teaser Video

Update: Full video is here.

We had Loic Le Meur of Seesmic, and Nick Halsted of Tweetmeme at TechCrunch today to talk about the ongoing Twitter developer ecosystem story. It was a fairly contentious discussion as we tried to wade through all the b.s. and get to the meat of the story.

We’ll post the full video tomorrow, but here’s a teaser where I debate Loic on whether or not he saw the direct competition coming. I’ve been critical of his changing position on the matter.

This is such a fascinating discussion, because most developers are publicly playing along, but privately trashing Twitter as having misled them into thinking that they wouldn’t compete with their third party developers. Loic finally answers the question directly at around 2 minutes into the clip, and that’s when the discussion gets interesting.