Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Here’s Why Developers Are Scaring Twitter: Tech News and Analysis [GigaOM]

More on Twitter’s new assertiveness

The data illustrates why the company may be so anxious to clamp down on third-party apps: They command a very sizable portion of apps that can’t be monetized in the same way native apps can. And they explain why Twitter upped its battle with third-party clients last week when the company’s platform director, Ryan Sarver, bluntly told developers to not pursue new Twitter clients and told existing client makers they would be put on a short leash. The latest numbers from Sysomos show that changes to the Twitter terms of service and the company’s enforcement of the rules is having a much bigger impact than Sarver first suggested.

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