Twitter releases API V1.1, says 100K user token limit applies only to a small set of clients

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Twitter has certainly damaged its reputation among developers this year, the hight of which happened quite recently when the company’s Rules of the Road were shared. Now, Twitter has officially released the latest version of it’s API, v1.1, solidifying many of its statements, while elaborating on others.

Apparently “based on feedback after the original blog post,” Twitter says it is only looking to limit a “small set of clients”:

The 100,000 user token limit applies only to the small set of clients replicating the core Twitter experience. It does not apply to the majority of other applications in the broader ecosystem.

The above statement might make it look like the developer community has over-reacted. The problem is, it doesn’t explain many of Twitter’s other, recent controversial actions, like revoking friend-finding privileges from both Tumblr and Instagram.

Here’s the bottom line: Twitter doesn’t want anyone replicating the core Twitter experience. If you’re doing something else, like revealing interesting stats or expanding what’s possible, you’re safe — for now. Otherwise, get ready for problems.

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