Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Twitter’s sudden ban on third-party apps is baffling as it is stupid

If you found that apps such as Twitteriffic and Tweetbot had stopped working, it wasn’t by accident. In one swoop, third-party apps for Twitter went offline earlier this month, rendering the efforts of many developers over the years pointless, and their loyalty to the company, shattered.

It’s another line in the story of Elon Musk owning the social platform since late 2022, where a bunch of decisions have either been heavily criticized or reversed, apparently depending on how he was feeling that day.


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