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New Xbone Followers feed to replace twitter? Will API be open?

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    RealBboy360

    Well, it has the possibility (I'm not saying it's going to) if they do it right.  I'm assuming you've heard the news about a xbox live follower feed and know the difference between friends and followers in Xbone.  A big question is the API going to be opened up so people can make twitter like apps for this.  Or will MS make a twitter like app for this?

    I've outlined the reasons why it might overtake Twitter in my TA blog in a link below.  To summarize (if you don't want to go to the link).  Twitter is not profitable, paid for tweets stink, and it's easy to see people's gamescore score when they Xeet.  (Xeet is the new word for Xbone tweet).  

    http://www.trueachievements.com/gamerblogcomment.aspx?gamerblogid=44778

    Also, it would be really cool to see celeb's gamerscore(cheevos) and to see what game Lebron James is playing now.  Plus when a Celeb says, "I'm a gamer" you can call BS by looking at their cheevos.   No more of these Jessica Alba, "I love my windows phone" garbage.  MS needs to stop wasting money on people like that.  Instead it will be, "Hey this is Justin Bieber, follow my Xbone Xeet feed and see what games I'm playing".

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    blowdart

    Xeet? Really? Don't even try to make that happen. Just don't.

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    blowdart

    And for those of you who haven't seen it

    Providing an Xbox Live user has setup sharing, if both players follow each other then they can see things like online status, achievements, and what a player is doing on an Xbox One. In a video demonstration, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb shows off the recent activity tabs, achievements, uploaded videos, and the ability to follow people without being on a friends list. With followers, Microsoft is creating a live feed activity that can be snapped to the side of the Xbox One user interface. Hryb briefly shows how this can be snapped in place during the video, providing a Twitter-like stream of information from friends and followers on Xbox Live.

    Note the limitations - it's achievements, videos from games etc. There's no messaging. It's not twitter - why the heck would it be? How would you make that family friendly?

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    RealBboy360

    There is messaging, you send the messages to your followers.  You can send messages to your friends right now.  They're just adding followers to people like stallion83 who are maxed out at friends can get followers.  (FYI I'm at about 100 too).  I'm sure they'll have a friend feed.

    The advertising potential on that is pretty good.  Say I made a Bboy360 game, then I pay Lebron James to say, "Hey I'm playing the Bboy360"  with some sort of link to download.  Add to the fact that you can actually see that they're playing it (or their assistant is).

    Now maybe you're right and it's not there now, but they have the ability to add it.

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    Baldrick

    Isn't there an obvious flaw in this? In that Twitter is for anyone, I doubt this Xbox feed will appeal to PS4 or WII gamers much.

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    blowdart

    , Baldrick wrote

    Isn't there an obvious flaw in this? In that Twitter is for anyone, I doubt this Xbox feed will appeal to PS4 or WII gamers much.

    No, the flaw is he made all this up.

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    RealBboy360

    There is an activity feed.  I'm just saying you should be able to post your own messages in there.

    As it being open to everyone, if they open the API, they could make it like that for Xbox live.  You would just need to create a microsoft account.  Then things just expand in the future.  I'm not the only one that wants to post real messages in my activity feed to my followers.

    The followers feature is very much like twitter where you can have unlimited followers.

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