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Twitter’s Historical Search API Won’t be Available to Third Party Developers

Twitter’s Historical Search API Won’t be Available To Third Party Developers

Last week we reported on news that Twitter was now indexing every tweet published on the platform, and all of these tweets – going back to March 21, 2006, when Twitter first opened its doors – would be findable in Twitter Search.

Good stuff. Unfortunately, the API for that historical search index won’t be made available to third party developers and their Twitter apps, which is bad news for anyone who doesn’t want to use the official Twitter apps.

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10 Essential Apps To Enhance Your Mobile Twitter Experience

Twitter was born as a mobile network.

Back in July 2006, Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of creating an SMS (short message service, texting for example) that would allow users to communicate with a small group of people.

Thus, the “tweet” was born.

So it makes sense that Twitter is super mobile-friendly. There is a wealth of apps out there that can greatly enhance your Twitter experience beyond Twitter.com and the official Twitter app.

Check out 10 of our favorite Twitter-tastic apps, below.

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Be Safe On Twitter – Remove Unwanted Apps To Stop Automated Tweets, Password Abuse And Hacking

Through its API, Twitter allows developers to write scripts and clients that provide a wealth of extra features and functionality to enrich the micro-blogging experience.

Most of these applications are completely legitimate and include things like Twitter for iPhone, Flipboard, bit.ly, Twittercounter and Posterous.

Sometimes we accidentally authorise unwelcom scripts to access our Twitter profiles, which can lead to unwelcome automated tweets and direct messages, and even password exploits and the spread of malware.

If your Twitter profile is behaving strangely, there’s a good chance that you’ve provided access to one or more of these unsavoury guests. Fortunately, it’s easy to be rid of them once and for all. You just have to be a little responsible.

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