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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Business as usual
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 09:53 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

This will always happen when you thrush your business to a 3rd party.

If some product/API does not bring enough money home, it will be terminated without any regret.

I think many young developers don't know how it used to be back in the old days, when free in computing was a foreign word and we had to pay for everything.

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RE: Business as usual
by dylansmrjones on Tue 10th Jul 2012 10:25 in reply to "Business as usual"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually it used to be free in every sense in the beginning. That it became capitalized, primarily in USA (one of those countries in the axis of evil).

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RE[2]: Business as usual
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 11:15 in reply to "RE: Business as usual"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Only if you mean the very beginning.

I started with computers with the age of 8 around 1984 and always had to pay, or take "shortcuts".

There was nothing to have for free.

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