Following up on Twitter’s app developer fiasco is Dave Winer with a look at Twitter’s new developer roadmap:
- If you make a Twitter client, you have a bit of time to get out of that business. If you were thinking about writing one, don’t.
- Twitter wants to control how tweets are presented everywhere. That means if you have an app that somehow displays them, you’d better read the new terms of service. You probably aren’t allowed to do that anymore.
And the inevitable Dave Winer self promotion bit:
A personal note, I am so happy I cut the cord with Twitter long before they got to this point. I’m pretty far along in doing a new user interface for microblogging, one without many of Twitter’s limits. Had I been trying these ideas out on their platform, today is the day I would have become officially illegal. But the writing was already on the wall, clearly.
When do Twitter and Facebook hit the wall?