It would be nice to have something that make things clearer to the user that the requesting app is requesting write rights. Like a big red warning on the Deny/allow page.
On Aug 18, 6:17 pm, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote: > +1 > > On 8/18/10 10:55 PM, Eric Marden - API Hacker wrote: > > > On behalf of the Internet. Thank you. > > > ~e > > > On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Brian Sutorius <bsutor...@twitter.com > > <mailto:bsutor...@twitter.com>> wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > Over the past 24 hours, we've received some questions about the > > Twifficiency app, so we thought we'd use this as an opportunity to > > quickly share some information around our Developer Principles. > > > For background, the Twifficiency app computes a "Twifficiency score" > > based on different aspects of your Twitter account and posts the score > > as a Tweet. While the developer included a disclaimer that these > > Tweets would be posted to Twitter, user feedback indicated that the > > text was too far down on the page to be noticed before proceeding. As > > a result, many users were surprised that their scores were being > > tweeted automatically. > > > Which brings us to our Developer Principles, one of which is "Don't > > surprise users." Specifically, we require developers to get users' > > permission before sending Tweets or other messages on their behalf. > > Allowing an application to access your account does not constitute > > consent for actions to automatically be taken on your behalf. > > > Twifficiency violated this principle, so we suspended the app > > yesterday afternoon while we worked with the developer to make sure > > users were better informed about the application's actions and could > > control whether or not a Tweet would be posted. With these changes > > --which include a more prominent warning and a checkbox on the main > > page-- the application has been re-enabled. > > > Our developer principles can be found in our API Terms of Service: > > http://dev.twitter.com/pages/api_terms > > > Brian Sutorius > > API Policy > >