Jan 24, 2013

Facebook Lops Twitter’s Vine From API Use
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Facebook has evidently cut Vine off its API less than 24 hours after the Twitter product launched.

Twitter launched the video-sharing service earlier today, after acquiring the company in October. Users are prompted to find their Facebook friends — but a Facebook error reveals that Facebook has lopped Facebook off its API.

Many apps, including Foursquare, rely on Facebook data provided via an API to connect a user with social contacts. But Facebook’s API rules stipulate that developers “may not use Facebook Platform to export user data into a competing social network without our permission.”

Facebook’s move shows that it increasingly views Twitter as a direct competitor.

via Facebook Lops Twitter’s Vine From API Use – SocialTimes.

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