Squatters ‘n’ Tweets

Simple Paradise by roybuloy on FlickrShould we abandon Twitter? Can we? I doubt it, but recent events have shown just how user-unfriendly Twitter can be, not just in the workings of their service but in their beliefs of what their service should be. In an announcement on March 11 they made many third-party developers out to be term-violators and freeloaders, virtual squatters in the mansion of the tweet. But Twitter users built that mansion, and now Twitter seems out to serve users only as well as users serve Twitter.

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