On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM, PJB <pjbmancun...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wrong.  Basic Authentication will obviously ALWAYS be an option for
> desktop clients, regardless of whether or not it is via API.

Please explain this statement?

>> Furthermore, the app in question explicitly offered the option of a
>> recurring tweet which is a violation of the TOS. Regardless of whether or
>> not that provides a useful service -- I'm not going to start debating that
>> -- the fact of the matter is it *is* a violation of the TOS. Plain and
>> simple. Why shouldn't they be "allowed" (as if we have a say what a private
>> company does with their own resources) to ban an app that violates the TOS
>> with one of their own options?
> I see, so then sites like mapmyrun and others that, for example, tweet
> "Bob ran 10 miles today in 2 hours", "Bob ran 12 miles today in 1
> hour", and other templated text, are also in violation of the terms?
> Or what about hootsuite where I can queue up 100 tweets with the exact
> same text to fire off every hour, perhaps interspersed with a second
> tweet?
> The bottom line is that this situation isn't as black and white as you
> think, and Twitter's approach is wrong-headed.

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