Twitter Suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd

February 21st, 2011 at 4:29 am

Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd, two of the many third-party apps that helped the startup social media expand its audience reach, over allegations of violating the company’s API policies.

According to Twitter’s spokesperson, these violations include “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.”

Twitter also stated on its website that it is not the first time the social networking site has suspended third-party applications that they claim violate its policies.

“Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster, and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our uses, (as well as) the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole.”

Twitter recommended to users who were affected by the suspension to download the official Twitter client for BlackBerry and Android.

UberTwitter, meanwhile, claimed that it had quickly instituted changes Twitter had requested starting from its name change to UberSocial. Twitter, however, denied the claim.

Source: PC Magazine


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