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Twitter cuts off Ifttt API access. Hootsuite/Dlvr.it/Twitterfeed next?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by josepdx, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. josepdx

    josepdx Registered Member

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    Twitter stops giving Ifttt API access.

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    [URL]http://thenextweb.com/opinion/2012/09/21/why-ifttt-forced-remove-twitter-triggers-red-alert-developers/?utm_source=Twitter&awesm=tnw.to_j5At&utm_medium=Spreadus&utm_campaign=social%20media[/URL]
    Now, I don't think Twitter is doing this for abuse/spam prevention reasons. (They broadcast earlier this summer to all developers that they were going to be clamping down on a bunch of 3rd party stuff. Most of it relating to display stuff. This wasn't a spam-protection spree.)

    But it definitely has black hat implications. Ifttt automates... a lot of stuff.

    What I'm most curious about is if they cut off parts of Hootsuite (just the RSS feed stuff. Hootsuite does a million other things. And Twitter has previously made it clear that Hootsuite is a "teacher's pet" and they like how business friendly it is. But it does have some overlap with Ifttt. I also wonder about twitterfeed and Dlvr.it and many other similar services I won't outline here.)
     
  2. farawayforce

    farawayforce Newbie

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    Isn't it because they weren't making Twitter any money?
     
  3. almir

    almir Power Member

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    hope they won't do dlvr.it, that would bring some serious problems to me.
     
  4. josepdx

    josepdx Registered Member

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    I don't think that's why. None of the thousands of 3rd party apps make Twitter any money, except one (GNIP).

    But if you know something different, I'm all ears.
     
  5. sirgold

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    I'm more surprised they have been allowed for so long, to be really honest not the other way around... Anyways the very simple answer to this has four letters: curl ;)