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Twitter API Restrictions Anger Users and Apps Alike

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Last week Twitter [URL="http://www.internetmarketingclub.org/entry.php/649-Twitter-Updates-API-Policy"]announced stricter API rules[/URL] that they put in place almost instantly restricting access to all different applications that were previously able to integrate with Twitter. Shortly after the new rules went into effect, snubbed applications and developers took to Twitter and other social media outlets to protest the changes with an [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/08/18/occupy-twitter"]#OccupyTwitter[/URL] protest hashtag.

As if that wasn't enough restrictions for Twitter, a few days later they removed the ability for Tumblr users to find Twitter friends using the app, and the same went for Instagram as well. Tumblr said in a [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/08/23/tumblr-twitter-follow-graph"]statement[/URL], “To our dismay, Twitter has restricted our users’ ability to ‘Find Twitter Friends’ on Tumblr. Given our history of embracing their platform, this is especially upsetting. Our syndication feature is responsible for hundreds of millions of tweets, and we eagerly enabled Twitter Cards across 70 million blogs and 30 billion posts as one of Twitter’s first partners. While we’re delighted by the response to our integrations with Facebook and Gmail, we are truly disappointed by Twitter’s decision,” Tumblr told The Next Web.

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