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Twitter API Changes Set Maximum User Cap for 3rd Parties

I’m not any too happy with this development. Twitter is making changes toward closing their ecosystem from the majority of third party clients. Although my TweetDeck use would not change since it is owned by Twitter, Tweetbot would very much be in the target of these changes.

If you’re concerned about these changes, follow the discussion regarding this article on I am starting to look at other options like but I haven’t found anything I really like yet. The key is a federated system, not something controlled by one company like Twitter or Facebook.

Update: I’m liking what I’m seeing with I’m planning to do some testing with its codebase shortly.

Update 2: Paul Haddad of Tapbots has weighed in on the changes and his message is Don’t Panic.