Twitter is a messenger system. They want people to use the system. They also want the people to make of the service what they will. If they opened it up and made affiliates out of developers and producers, they would have a free marketing force beyond the twiddle celeb fetish factor.
If they made API reg, for instance, every new wordpress sign up could simultaneously become a new twitter user. On Jan 25, 7:02 pm, John Meyer <john.l.me...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 1/25/2010 5:14 PM, Johnny Honestly wrote: > > > I was just thinking about the very same topic as the OP. > > > I think Twitter (and other service APIs) would do well to let the > > Third Party register users on their behalf. > > > You'll see. > > > @mostmodernist > > From a spam twitter (swit?) perspective I can understand not wanting to > open up registration of new accounts to an automated status. Perhaps an > alternative would be to create a "register and return" oAuth URL that > lets the user sign up for an account and allow the application > authorization access at the same time. But even if this is not possible > I don't think this is too much of an extra step.