Innovation and development with the APIs are not being prevented. There have always been guidelines, and rules of the road so we all know what is and isn't allowed.
If you build a client you are touching the majority of Twitter features. The APIs allow you to do this, and Twitter and your users trust you to use them in the way the terms or service allow. The high bar covers your use of these methods, and how you present information back to the user. The ToS covers this but there are always situations where the application of them isn't clear. — Let's have those discussions with your use cases applied for the benefit of everyone. The direction, and motivation here is transparency. You asked us what it looks like from the inside out. It can be uncomfortable, sure, but I believe it's better we all know how it looks on both sides. Without us saying how we see it, how can we have these discussions? @themattharris On Mar 13, 2011, at 20:21, Lil Peck <lilp...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 7:45 PM, @siculars <sicul...@gmail.com> wrote: >> @raffi @rsarver, I wrote up my two cents earlier, >> http://siculars.posterous.com/twitter-monoculture. I just don't >> appreciate the direction you all are going in. @raffi, I spoke with >> you at the CU recruiting event a few weeks back and I got to tell you >> that if I were asked I would tell those kids to reconsider working at >> twitter and possibly consider a Twitter competitor. you say "building >> clients is ... Thinking too small" I would say your policy change is >> thinking small and alienating your ardent supporters. >> > > To which I would add, what is Twitter to arbitrate that which is and > is not "too small?" Has Twitter subscribed to the fallacious "bigger > is always better" philosophy? > > How small is too small? > > Less than $25 million in startup funds? > > OR > > One creative, fun loving person and their sweat equity? > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk