Blaine Cook (programmer)

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Blaine Cook in November 2019

Blaine Cook (born December 19, 1980) is a Canadian software engineer, now living and working in Nelson, British Columbia.


Cook is the principal co-author of the OAuth and WebFinger specifications. He is the former lead developer of social networking site Twitter.[1] He has also worked for Yahoo! on the Fire Eagle project[2] and for BT Group as part of their open source Osmosoft team.[3] He was founder of collaborative text editing startup Poetica.[4] Poetica was acquired by Condé Nast in March 2016 and Cook remained with the company as a staff engineer.[5]


  1. ^ "Twitter techie Blaine Cook talks about leaving". 23 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Yahoo Hires Former Twitter Chief Architect Blaine Cook". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "TiddlyWiki". 19 April 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-04-19. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome to". Archived from the original on 2001-07-22. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (2016-03-01). "Conde Nast Acquires U.K. Digital Publishing Startup Founded by Ex-Twitter Engineer". Variety. Retrieved 2017-01-13.

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