Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett

Twitter disconnects third-party apps

It looks like Twitter has disconnected the third-party clients that we use to help us manage the feed, avoid nastiness and stay in control of the service.

Of course, it could be that something is broken. There has been no communication.

Another possibility is that it has something to do with separating paying from non-paying users.

If the goal is to force people to use the official apps or site and endure ridiculous advertising and general unpleasantness, it could backfire.

Sure, many will take the bait and use the official channels. Many have already and will yet pay up. For others this could be the deal breaking that sends them screaming from the site.

We’ll know soon enough.