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Twitter Discards Client UI Community 127

Antique Geekmeister writes "Twitter has just decided to discard the community of developers who've created interesting and innovative UI applications. The announcement shows that they intend to switch from the 'bazaar' model of development to the 'cathedral,' with much tighter control of user interfaces for 'security' and 'consistency.'"
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Twitter Discards Client UI Community

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  • by LWATCDR ( 28044 ) on Saturday March 12, 2011 @07:29PM (#35467314) Homepage Journal

    "If you are an existing developer of client apps, you can continue to serve
    your user base, but we will be holding you to high standards to ensure you
    do not violate users’ privacy, that you provide consistency in the user
    experience, and that you rigorously adhere to all areas of our Terms of
    Service. We have spoken with the major client applications in the Twitter
    ecosystem about these needs on an ongoing basis, and will continue to ensure
    a high bar is maintained. "
    Sound like they are just setting some standards.

  • by feepness ( 543479 ) on Sunday March 13, 2011 @12:09AM (#35468692) Homepage

    Voting is our right and our duty therefore we must vote for someone.

    Homer: America, take a good look at your beloved candidates. They're nothing but hideous space reptiles. [unmasks them]
    [audience gasps in terror]
    Kodos: It's true, we are aliens. But what are you going to do about it? It's a two-party system; you have to vote for one of us.
    Man1: He's right, this is a two-party system.
    Man2: Well, I believe I'll vote for a third-party candidate.
    Kang: Go ahead, throw your vote away.

"I prefer the blunted cudgels of the followers of the Serpent God." -- Sean Doran the Younger