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Twitter removes source app name from tweets

Twitter removes the Tweet source (third-party app name) from Tweet display to "simplify Tweets"
By Trace Hagan from Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:28 CDT

I'm sure you've heard about the changes coming to Twitter in the near future. If you haven't, a little catch up: Twitter is planning to restrict external apps to only 100k users max, or 200% of what ever they are currently at if they are already over 100k users. The move is aimed at keeping people using Twitter on their official programs.




It's a small change, really, but Twitter is no longer showing what third-party app the Tweet came from. "This is part of our ongoing work to simplify Tweets and emphasize the content being shared," a Twitter spokesperson told CNET. However, it's more likely they want to prevent offering free advertising to these other apps.


If you were looking for a new tweet app, you'll no longer be able to use tweets as a measure of how good an app is. And in the near future, there may be no more apps other than the official one. We'll keep you posted if any of this changes.


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