MetaTweet is a simple idea I had while r…

MetaTweet is a simple idea I had while rocking Leah back to sleep at 3:30am. It allows you to add any metadata you want to any tweet. Location, a link, an image, video, or audio payload, language translations, semantic data etc. Any metadata you can’t yet add directly via Twitter. People could then use a simple REST API to POST or GET metadata for a tweet. e.g. http://twitter.com/paulmwatson/status/3499592026 could have extra metadata at http://metatweet.com/paulmwatson/status/3499592026. The URL structure would be the same as Twitter, just the domain is changed. Debatable whether you should own the tweet to add metadata to it, might be necessary to stop spam. Twitter clients could use MetaTweet as an extra information look-up when presenting tweets. The metadata would be an XML element (expressable as JSON) with a reasonable limit so that you don’t end up with 100mb payloads. A simple idea but useful I think (has this been tried for URLs in general? e.g. add metadata to any URL on the web?) §

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