TwitterDrive – Author Interview
- Posted: Mar 31, 2009 at 9:10PM
- 1,002 views
- 9 comments
Loading user information from Channel 9
Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9
Loading user information from MSDN
Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN
Loading Visual Studio Achievements
Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements
In case you haven't heard, TwitterDrive is going to revolutionize the way files are stored and shared on the Internet. Today, we had the rare privilege of sitting down and talking with Brian Peek, creator of this cutting edge product.
Q: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I'm surprised I even considered this. I'm so above you people now. But anyway, my name is Brian Peek, and until I developed this app, I was working, like you people, at a job that was pointless. Now, I'm on the cusp of owning people like you. Once this takes off, I can finally pursue my life's other passion: hip-hop music.
A: TwitterDrive is the next “big thing” in cloud storage. There are a ton of cloud storage providers out there now, most of which cost money or have limited disk space available. But why should we live with limitations like these? Twitter provides their users with unlimited storage for sending and saving their “tweets”. My amazingly brilliant idea was to take this service to the next level: using it to store and share files. That is, free cloud storage. Bet you wish you thought of that.
Q: I sure do. So how does TwitterDrive work?
A: It works perfectly. Simply run the TwitterDrive application, provide your Twitter user credentials, and then start uploading and downloading files. Files are compressed, base64 encoded, and then uploaded to Twitter 140 bytes at a time, fully maximizing the amount of space allowed per tweet.
Imagine…uploading 14 thousand bytes of data per hour! Or downloading two megabytes per hour! Match that, SkyDrive.
Q: That sounds amazing. Unlimited storage for free.
It is amazing. Which is why I thought of it and you didn't. Welcome to the future.
Q: So are there any limitations?
Q: What about data protection? Is the file data protected in any way?
The data is compressed, encoded and chunked up into bits. Who needs more security than that? Besides, users would need to know your TwitterDrive account username to get at the data. Security through obscurity is a win for everyone!
Q: Do you have any new features planned for TwitterDrive?
New features? No. It's already the most complete, useful and bug free application ever developed. It doesn't require any additional features.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to start planning which jet I want to buy.
Well there you have it, folks. We are at the cusp of a revolution. Are you ready?