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Twitter Bans Automated And Bulk Following In Controversial TOS Update

Yesterday Twitter published changes that have been made to their Developer Rules Of The Road, which outlines best policies, practices and philosophy for third party development and innovation on the Twitter platform.

One very notable update: automated following or bulk following through third-party apps is now prohibited.

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Twitter Launches Certified Products Program, Detailing Requirements Developers Would Have Appreciated Last Year

Twitter is looking “for products that extend Twitter’s reach and enable businesses to be more successful on Twitter.”

This comes after alienating many developers that extended Twitter’s reach and enabled businesses to be more successful online. Note the distinction.
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Developers Launch Petition Asking Twitter For Answers

Developers are not happy about Twitter’s stricter API rules, scheduled to take affect some time in the near future.

The new rules will tighten API access and promise to redefine many of the “Developer Rules of the Road” – but how they’ll do this specifically is unclear.

Well, developers want answers – and they’ve started an online petition in an attempt to get them.
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Twitter Contact Management Tool, Hashable, Is Shutting Down

Hashable, the promising startup that billed itself as “the best way to manage all of your important relationships on any device (mobile and desktop)” is shutting down on July 25.
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