Hey third-party Twitter clients, today’s not your day. Twitter just dealt you another harsh blow. They’ve just announced they’ll no longer be displaying the type of service users are using to publish their tweets, resulting in a huge loss of free advertising.
This news comes not more than two weeks after Twitter’s strict API rules update, which angered developers and engineers to the point of creating the #OccupyTwitter hashtag. The tension in the “online air” is so thick, you could cut it with a knife.
It’s old news that they removed this feature from Twitter’s mobile app, but removing it online is a bolder move because Twitter appeared to be dedicated to sharing as much information as possible about a tweet under “Details”.
The silver lining here is that your feed will look a little cleaner and that your privacy is now more protected, but clearly those aren’t the driving reasons behind Twitter’s decision to do this. They obviously want more control over how their content looks (and how it can be monetized).
What do you think about Twitter’s new change? For or against? Let us know in the comments.