Old-school optimalism, which aims at pushing technological boundaries in order to fit in “as much beauty as possible”, versus new-school reductivism, which idealizes the low complexity itself as a source of beauty.
Tweets may soon include optional payloads of structured data. The purpose and usage of these annotations?
“Annotations are a blank slate that lend themselves to myriad divergent use cases. We want to provide open-ended utility for all the developers to innovate on top of.” — Marcel Molina - Early look at Annotations
Possible Useful Annotations:
The full URL of all shortened URLs that appear within a tweet.
Longitude/latitude geo-locations when tweeting from GPS-enabled devices.
Re-tweet history and/or attribution information.
Multimedia URLs. Link a tweet to images, videos, and sound files.
Multimedia data. The system should eventually support 2K payloads containing small images, sound clips, MIDI, etc.