1. iMore.com's Avatar
    01-20-2023 10:00 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but it had been widely reported that Twitter was near bankruptcy. It was also widely reported that Musk was seeking ad revenue as well as shuffling this gs around within the company in an attempt to turn things around.

    If so, I see this as one of the things Musk deems necessary to accomplish his goal. Unfortunately, it'll cause a few favorite Twitter clients to no longer be available to access the service. Still, favorite products and services fall by the wayside all the time. Dark Sky and Vine to name a few.
    01-20-2023 11:08 AM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but it had been widely reported that Twitter was near bankruptcy. It was also widely reported that Musk was seeking ad revenue as well as shuffling this gs around within the company in an attempt to turn things around.

    If so, I see this as one of the things Musk deems necessary to accomplish his goal. Unfortunately, it'll cause a few favorite Twitter clients to no longer be available to access the service. Still, favorite products and services fall by the wayside all the time. Dark Sky and Vine to name a few.
    Even if true, this will no draw many people back into Twitter's main app, so they will not make money from those users; they will lose that revenue stream, because they won't be able to sell them as "active users of the platform".

    The issue is that Twitter lied to developers and users around this. They cut access on 2023-01-12, then posted Tuesday that they were enforcing a long standing policy, for finally issuing the said policy yesterday.

    It's one thing to say "yeah, we don't want third-party clients going forward and you have 1-3 months to leave", and a completely another to say "yeah, you're gone because you're didn't respect our policy, that we have not yet published and that we won't publish for another week".

    I really hope Twitter declares bankruptcy and brings down Musk along for the ride. And that both reimburse the third-party developers for the fees that they will incur because of their reckless actions.
    01-20-2023 03:53 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    We can all agree that if what you say is indeed true then the matter definitely could have been handled a bit better for sure. Still, a restructuring plan was put in place and is clearly underway. There are always going to be disappointment, loss and anger when companies take drastic steps to remain viable and to remain in operation. With that being said, Hootsuite reported earlier that it was still in operation.
    Annie_M likes this.
    01-20-2023 04:28 PM

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