Tweetbot: victim of its own success
Tweetbot originally started life on the Mac App Store back in October 2012, and has now the latest casualty of the Twitter rule of limiting new clients to 100,000 users.
The rule dates back to August 2012, when Twitter announced that any new app which was mainly used to access the users’ timeline would need explicit permission to have more than 100,000 users.
The post was widely seen as an attempt to kill off third-party Twitter clients, and eventually forced users onto the official Twitter app.
Mainly as Twitter cannot display adverts on third-party apps, and it has no control over which of its new features get rolled out when, you can imagine why they got a bit itchy about it.
While other apps have managed to escape such a fate - the rules were imposed in August 2012 - Tweetbot for Mac fell foul and is now ostracised. The ruthless world of social media!
TOPICS: Social Media