Friday, August 17, 2012

Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes – Marco.org

Excerpt from critical analysis of Twitter's new plan to be anti-social with its partner community (by Instapaper creator Marco Arment)
"In other words, apps cannot interleave chronological groups of Twitter posts with anything else.
This is very broad and will bite more services and apps than you may expect. It’s probably the clause that caused the dispute with LinkedIn, and why Flipboard CEO Mike McCue just left Twitter’s board.
Closer to home for me, it affects Instapaper’s “Liked By Friends” browsing feature, which will need to be significantly rewritten if I want it to comply. (If.)
Naturally, this also prohibits any client from interleaving posts from Twitter and App.net, or any other similar service, into a unified timeline."
Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes – Marco.org
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