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Why it’s time to give Twitter back to the community image/svg+xml

On This Week in Tech, I mentioned that the best thing that could happen to Twitter would be to become an open platform again. Since my comments generated plenty of feedback, I decided to explain why an open Twitter would be an infinitely better Twitter. Better for the company. Better for its users. Better for the organizations that want to use its powerful data sets. And, better for the developers who want to build on top of it.

A good idea in theory, but let’s not forget that Twitter gained a lot of momentum in its early years from “the developers”, before cutting them off. I wonder how many of those developers would risk investing in Twitter again?

Also, I seem to remember a time when you could send a tweet with a curl one-liner. Bring back those days and I’ll be happy :)

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