Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "Twitter set off alarm bells across the web in recent weeks when it ended its partnership with LinkedIn and reiterated its warning that it would be cracking down on the terms of its API. The company didn't offer any explanation for why it removed tweets from LinkedIn, but speaking with sources familiar with the company's plans, The Verge has learned that major changes are coming in the next few months which will move Twitter from an open platform popular among independent developers towards a walled garden more akin to Facebook." If I can't use Boid, I'm not sure I would still use Twitter.
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Many users of free software on desktop think that Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Google services, etc. is different because it's in the cloud, it's web service so it doesn't matter if it's proprietery, but eventually theirs proprietary nature always come up restricting users in something. This is the perfect example. Freedom of users is always behind profit.

Identica, here we come ;)

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