Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2018 23:01 UTC
Internet & Networking

Twitter has long had a strange disdain for third-party Twitter apps, but it's allowed many of them to pass under the radar for the last several years. That's starting to change this summer, when Twitter will revoke a key piece of access that developers currently have to the service, replacing it with a new access system that limits what they can do. The changes aren't going to make third-party Twitter clients useless, but they are going to make the apps somewhat worse.

The changes, which go into effect August 16th, do two main things: first, they prevent new tweets from streaming into an app in real time; and second, they prevent and delay some push notifications. Neither of these are going to break Twitter apps completely, but they could be very annoying depending on how and where you use it.

As good a moment as any to stop using Twitter altogether. Twitter is actively making Twitter worse for those that use Twitter the most and since the longest time, which seems like a terrible business decision. They want us to use their crappy non-chronological, advertisement-ridden first party clients, which in my case simply isn't going to happen. I use Twitter for fun, and these needless changes suck that fun out of it.

Meanwhile, the Nazis are still on Twitter. Just so you know where the company's priorities lie.

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Comment by sj87
by sj87 on Thu 17th May 2018 06:46 UTC
sj87
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Meanwhile, the Nazis are still on Twitter. Just so you know where the company's priorities lie.

I'm sorry but the islamistic terrorists came first. They can spew their open hate in Arabic and Twitter just laughs everytime a bomb goes off.

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RE: Comment by sj87
by kwan_e on Thu 17th May 2018 07:05 in reply to "Comment by sj87"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"Meanwhile, the Nazis are still on Twitter. Just so you know where the company's priorities lie.

I'm sorry but the islamistic terrorists came first. They can spew their open hate in Arabic and Twitter just laughs everytime a bomb goes off.
"

Nazis came first.

Also, what is the total murder count of Al Qaeda+ and ISIS, compared to 6 million Jews?

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RE[2]: Comment by sj87
by ssokolow on Thu 17th May 2018 20:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by sj87"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Nazis came first.


Quite literally. The Nazis became a going concern in the lead-up to World War 2, as the newest expression of smear campaigns dating back to when, in the Roman Empire, Jews refused to give up their traditions and assimilate. (That's why you see people like Alex Jones ranting about weird ideas like Jews wanting to drink the blood of children. They're continuing a persecution of the *** religion that began before Islam even existed.)

The kinds of Islamic terrorism we're seeing are an offshoot of a fundamentalist strain of Islam called Wahabbism, which wasn't really bothering anyone else until, during the Cold War, the U.S. supported and egged on its most militant adherents as pawns against the godless communists.

Edited 2018-05-17 20:58 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by sj87
by zima on Fri 18th May 2018 00:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by sj87"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

what is the total murder count of Al Qaeda+ and ISIS, compared to 6 million Jews?

And quite a few millions of non-Jews...

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RE: Comment by sj87
by The1stImmortal on Mon 21st May 2018 02:47 in reply to "Comment by sj87"
The1stImmortal Member since:
2005-10-20

"Meanwhile, the Nazis are still on Twitter. Just so you know where the company's priorities lie.

I'm sorry but the islamistic terrorists came first. They can spew their open hate in Arabic and Twitter just laughs everytime a bomb goes off.
"

I dont care. As long as they dont directly commit real crimes on the platform (threats, fraud, defamation, breaking court orders etc) and as long as the platform expects a safe harbour provisions and operates as an incorporated entity, it should be required to allow any opinion anyone has to be stated on said platform. Regardless of how extreme or hateful or disgusting said opinion may be.

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