Aug 23, 2012

Twitter tightens API rules for developers
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Curator Tom George: There has been a firestorm of controversy regarding the new rules for developers when it comes to using Twitter’s API. For non tech people that simply means their Application Program Interface. Simply put it is what allows developers to tap into the Twitter data, and display it in their own app.

 

I can understand the frustration, however why on earth would Twitter want to allow a company to duplicate their site and display it in their own framework. I am not a technical person so maybe I am missing something but I think developers would be a little short sighted creating any product or platform using an API and not realizing that the game can change at any time, or the rules. What do you think?

 

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http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/23/technology/twitter-api-tumblr/index.html

 

 

Twitter is cracking down on how developers use its API — and some popular apps like Tweebot and Echofon may be caught in the crosshairs.
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Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

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