Yeah, that thing bit me too - I deleted the tweet it sent. There *is*
a warning on the page that it will send the tweet, though. I think the
Twitterverse will jump on him and he'll pull it down.
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos
Quoting Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>:
Principle #1 of the Twitter Platform is: "Don't Surprise Users." -- And this
type of activity does exactly that and is therefore against the spirit of
the developer guidelines. http://dev.twitter.com/api_terms
You can report misbehaving applications at: http://twitter.com/help/escalate
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:21 AM, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote:
Go find out? http://twitter.com/tos
> I refer to the irritating practice an app automatically tweeting a
> viral message from your account when you authenticate. e.g. "I just
> got 50% somethingfactor on somelameapp.com, what's yours?"
As far as I know, that is not forbidden, as long as the application
explicitly mentions that the application will post a tweet.
> of a warning message, e.g. "logging in will send a tweet from your
> account" - best practice would be an opt-in checkbox or some such UI.
Like I said
> There needs to be a way for applications to be reported for doing this.