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In this hour, you were introduced to various types of Twitter users. Depending on your product's target market, you may need to think about how you will approach the design architecture of your product.

This was not intended to be an exhaustive list, nor an absolute one. One could easily break this list into smaller pieces or roll it up into more general categories; instead, it's to provide a framework to think about the application you intend to build. We broke this up into two sections because we want to make a distinction between the type of use and type of application, However, do not think you can explore one without the other. When designing any application, you should always start with the user. What is the value proposition you are offering users in order for them to use your application? Once you understand that, you can then move to the type of application you want to create. So, we started out with an exploration of types of Twitter users, and then types of Twitter applications. We ended this hour with a short conversation about platforms. If you are developing for anything other than the desktop, you are most likely already aware of these points, but we included them for less-experienced developers as good to know.

Now, hold on to your hats because in the following hours, we are going to start building code!

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