Dave Winer: Twitter is a Corporate API | Scripting News

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A lot has been written in the last week about Twitter’s API and developer concerns that it would soon be closed to apps that are platform-specific clients.

Conclusion — corporate APIs are good for the corporations that own them, and bad for everyone else. I would be reluctant to develop on any corporate API unless I was prepared to have my work completely deleted or obviated or usurped by the platform vendor. You really don’t have any power. However it’s impossible to avoid them. But try to. And don’t be a crybaby when you get hurt.

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