I just wanted to make clear that I was in no way questioning the rule. I was just curious about the reasoning behind it, from Twitter's POV.
I, of course, came to the same logical conclusion that you did, Nick. That it was simply to maintain a positive atmosphere and avoid contention. Thanks for your thoughtful replies. - John On Apr 9, 8:51 pm, nickmilon <nickmi...@gmail.com> wrote: > The intentions behind the rule is good, but what about the following > list of applications (and many more) that do not respect the TOS ? > > http://mashable.com/2010/08/09/track-twitter-unfollowers/ > > happy coding :-) > Nick > > On Apr 9, 5:05 am, Nicholas Chase <nch...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > > > > > > > From a user perspective, I think it's good to know that you can > > unfollow someone without them noticing, so you don't hurt their > > feelings. The last thing that Twitter wants is to be linked to hard > > feelings between people. > > > But that's just my opinion. YMMV, but I wouldn't be surprised if that > > were the reason. > > > ---- Nick > > > On 4/8/2011 9:57 PM, Whonew wrote: > > > > Could someone from the Twitter staff go into some detail about why the > > > Terms of Service stress not drawing attention to user's Unfollows? > > > > I have no particular interest in doing so; but I have been struggling > > > to figure out why as I'm certain that many users would like to know > > > without jumping through hoops. > > > > Thanks a lot! -- 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