"Adam and Wynn caught up with Leah Culver and talked about startups, APIs, and her open source work on OAuth, oEmbed, Hurl.it, Baconfile, and more." http://thechangelog.com/post/415433641/episode-0-1-5-leah-culver-on-oauth-hurl-it-baconfile-and
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We talked about more than Pownce and Twitter in this interview. Leah Culver is a developer who launched many projects. Pownce was just the highest profile of them. I asked her about it because I’m insanely curious about why it didn’t crush Twitter.
Here’s what I saw from the outside. In March 2007, when Pownce launched, Twitter didn’t have much of a head start. It only had about 250,000 members, and Twitter’s site was still unstable and often inaccessible. So Pownce launched at a good time. Plus it offered more features. Plus it had a real revenue plan with its premium accounts. Plus it was backed by Kevin Rose a Web celebrity with geek cred. Why didn’t it win?
Guest: Leah Culver, founder of Convore
A Little Bit of Python is an occasional podcast on Python related topics with Michael Foord, Brett Cannon, Jesse Noller, Steve Holden and Andrew Kuchling. We still don’t have our own website although that is due to land any day now. Meanwhile episode 3 has just gone live. The topics covered include the Python transition to using Mercurial, the release of the first alphas of Python 2.7 and the furore caused by comments on the Python Package Index.