It would seem that twitter is fast closing down it’s free api, that’s right, the free api that made twitter what it is today. The forward thinking, OPEN, and well built api, that was/is a model for new internet startups, they’ve bowed to the corporate dollar, and appear to be deciding that free and business don’t work.
To be fair to twitter, they need a way to pay for all the infrastructure, and the investment dollars weren’t invested simply to create a great product, but to generate returns. The sad thing is that they appear to be taking the easy route, essentially copying Google, and closing down the very ecosystem that made them great in the process.
The first step is the removal of twitter from Linkedin explained by Ryan Rolansky here, with more planned seemingly – as Michael Sippy explains here.
It would seem that twitter is fast closing down it’s free api, that’s right, the free api that made twitter what it is today. The forward thinking, OPEN, and well built api, that was/is a model for new internet startups, … Continue reading →
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