Twitter Locks Down Access for Third-Party Apps

Storify safe, but Flipboard's fate questioned

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Expanding the tweets in one’s Twitter time line shows that a lot of people stick to posting through Twitter.com or one of its official apps. Twitter would like things to stay that way. On Thursday the company said that it would begin limiting the ability for third-party apps like Tweetbot and Echofon to replicate the Twitter user experience.

Twitter has had its developer ecosystem buzzing since a company blog post went up in June that said it would tighten up how developers can build upon the Twitter platform in order to deliver to users "a consistent Twitter experience."

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