The hue and cry about how twitter is killing third-party apps is getting louder. Ironically Twitter rode on the back of third-party applications to become what it is and now the third party developers are feeling like prostitutes!
“As expected, Twitter on Thursday released new restrictions on how third-party apps and services can make use of the network—including caps on how much data they can access and strict requirements on how tweets must be displayed. Depending on whom you listen to, this is either a totally logical and even welcome move by a growing corporation or a heinous betrayal of everything the company used to stand for and a sign it has completely lost its way. More than one observer has compared the reaction from developers with the response that die-hard music fans have when their favorite band signs a big record deal or sells out to an advertiser, and that probably sums up a lot of the angst pretty well.”