Here’s Why Developers Are Scaring Twitter

Another great story at GigaOm — this one by Ryan Kim — regarding Twitter’s threats to client developers:

The saga over Twitter’s new hardline stance against developers just got more interesting. While Twitter officials downplay the company’s crusade against new third-party Twitter clients, with claims 90 percent of active Twitter members use official Twitter apps on a monthly basis, fresh analysis suggests third-party Twitter apps account for much more traffic: 42 percent, according Sysomos, a social media analytics company.

This makes sense. Casual users are more likely to use Twitter’s official clients and the website, but active users are more likely to use third-party clients.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011