Today in Social

The new version of Twitter’s API that struck fear in the hearts of many developers – particularly those who would re-display tweets to general audiences – is live. Developers have till March to switch over. Twitter relaxed some of its restrictions on the maximum number of user tokens allowed. That’s only for competitive Twitter clients. And the frequency of API calls may also not be as strict as feared. Twitter’s staking out the ground it wants for itself pretty clearly. At least as long as it doesn’t change its strategy. This is all a developer can really ask for: clarity and consistency. Things are pretty clear; we’ll see if they stay consistent.