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Twitter's access token limit claims another victim as MetroTwit shuts down

By Shawn Knight
Mar 5, 2014
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  1. One of the most popular Twitter clients for Windows is shutting down effective immediately. MetroTwit is the latest client to fall victim to the microblogging platform's access token limit implemented in August 2012 to prevent third-party clients from becoming too...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I cant believe Twitter would implement such a policy...
     
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  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,620   +376

    Wow another policy fail...
     
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  4. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    Not so surprising... Once they went public, it was just a matter of watching and waiting for the methods to subtly squash competitive apps, and force users back to the core Twitter programs. Shareholders want you to maximize exposure and revenue (particularly ads).
     
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  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,620   +376

    Maybe they can gain revenue from the tokens based on usage? Do they already have plans/policies for that?
     

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