There’s Weak Sauce, and Then There’s Weak Sauce

The @TwitterDev account, three hours ago:

Twitter is enforcing its long-standing API rules. That may result in some apps not working.

That’s the entirety of the tweet, and that tweet is the only comment the company has made. Give them a point for brevity, I suppose, but there’s literally no one on the planet who believes a word of this. Third-party clients weren’t violating any existing rules, and there’s no “may” about the fact that they stopped working because Twitter revoked their authorization credentials. If there was some way they could show even less respect for third-party client developers and users, they found it.

Tuesday, 17 January 2023