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Twitter Decides To Play Nice With Search Engines

Remember when tweets used to come up in search results on Google?

And then they suddenly didn’t and there was a silly bit of back and forth finger-pointing between the two platforms?

Well, it seems Twitter has reconsidered and quietly re-allowed search engines the ability to search public tweets and hashtags.

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Twitter Developers: You’ve Got Until March To Comply With The New API Guidelines

As promised, Twitter has officially released their new API guidelines, and is telling developers they have until March to comply – or get cut off.
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Will Twitter’s New Stricter Rules For Developers Hurt Your Favorite Twitter App?

In an expected move, Twitter has announced new rules for its developer community that will make it difficult for some of the larger third-party Twitter clients to continue to tap into the Twitter API.
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Klout Kicks It Into High Gear With New Scoring Algorithm

Yes, we know you despise Klout and any other attempt at ‘rating’ your online activity for whatever reason.

But Klout just rolled out a new scoring mechanism that’s worth another look – so check it out.
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Newest Twitter Aqui-hire: Clutch.io

Clutch.io announced on its blog earlier today that it has joined Twitter’s flock.

What is Clutch.io? According to its website, it’s “an easy to integrate library for native iOS applications designed to help you develop faster and deploy instantly.”
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Twitter Competitor App.net Reaches Funding Goal – Now What?

So App.net has blasted straight through its $500k Kickstarter goal and is currently at $744 with eleven hours left. And this is making Dalton Caldwell, App.net’s founder, the talk of Twitter.

The look and feel of the Alpha site is very Twitterish and early users are snapping up their Twitter handles with a quickness (it will be first come, first serve later).

But outside of potentially losing out on snagging your Twitter handle on a new platform that you likely don’t care about (yet) – what’s the big deal about App.net? That part is a little complicated.

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Twitter Now Supports 30 Different Languages

Do you speak Catalan and Ukrainian?

If either is your native tongue, you’ll be pleased to learn that Twitter has added both to its list of available languages, which brings the total number of supported languages to 30.

Not bad for work done primarily by volunteers!
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Twitter Participating In Google’s Summer Of Code

This summer, three lucky interns get to “hack” with Twitter as part of Google’s “Summer of Code”(GSoC).

Twitter’s Engineering blog, where the news was announced, tells us that the internship “functions like a typical engineering internship where Google offers stipends for students to write code for various open source software projects and mentoring organizations.”

But there’s nothing “typical” about landing one of these sought-after internships!
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Twitter’s Next Developer Teatime In Paris

Twitter has been hosting a series of events for Twitter developers and calling them “teatimes.” The next teatime is scheduled to take place on June 16 in Paris. Oo la la.
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Twitter’s Hack Week Results In Another Hilarious Video

As we’ve mentioned before, Twitter hosts a quarterly Hack Week where employees take time away from their regular work to collaborate and come up with new ideas. Twitter encourages its employees to try new things around the company and work on projects they’re passionate about. Very cool.

This time around, some teams focused on learning coding and the result was another pretty hilarious video.
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