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Twitter Policy’s Latest Victim: If This, Then That (Mashable)
The online service IFTTT is the latest company to suffer because of Twitter‘s new API policy. The service sent a note to users on Thursday afternoon saying it would be removing some abilities with how it interacts with Twitter due to the new rules. AllThingsD The way the email was worded made it seem like IFTTT was the latest in a string of companies affected by Twitter’s recent overhaul of its developer guidelines (currently a hotbed of contention in the tech community that relies upon Twitter’s platform to power their services). “In recent weeks, Twitter has announced policy changes that will affect how applications and users like yourself can interact with Twitter’s data. As a result of these changes, on Sept. 27 we will be removing all Twitter triggers, disabling your ability to push tweets to places like email, Evernote and Facebook.” BuzzFeed Animated GIFs don’t display in most Twitter apps, including the official clients for iPhone, Android and Mac OS. They do display in Tweetdeck and on Twitter’s website, but they’ve been officially unsupported for years, according to Twitter’s support pages. Yahoo Chelsea confirmed that Jon Obi Mikel has closed his account on social networking website Twitter after receiving racial abuse following the 2-2 draw with Juventus on Wednesday evening. That error led to several racist tweets being directed at the Nigeria international, something which the west London club has now condemned. The Next Web Twitter is making what many of us feel to be mistakes with its beloved service. A service with a legacy of robust developer support and user-created community. But Twitter is not evil. continued…

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