Startups have been the biggest adopters of Twitter as a platform. They had a great API and it was a straight forward, easy-to-use, and popular service. However, their recent moves should have any developer worried about making it a core piece of their strategy or application.
Yesterday we were introduced to Guy Adams, the journalist whose Twitter account was suspended after he tweeted out the—already quite public and now very, very public—email address of an NBC exec. Adams was also using Twitter to shred NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Doesn’t NBC have better things to do than track down and silence its critics? Maybe so. According to a story in today’s Daily Telegraph , the idea of suspending Adams’ Twitter account came from Twitter
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