As many Twitter users probably already know, we recently were notified that UberTwitter was suspended from practice. For those who are unaware, Twitter has a set of rules that it enforces all third-party applications to abide by. Though Twitter is happy to allow those applications to coexist, it does require them to follow Twitter-created rules. Many applications fail to meet these rules, but they are typically small applications that do not generate a large following.
Today, Twitter notified its users that a much better known third-party app has joined the ranks of those suspended. UberTwitter, used by many Twitter users for keeping up with the microblogging world, allegedly violated Twitter policies and is now unavailable for use. According to a statement by TechCrunch, UberTwitter’s violations included: “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.” The direct email message to all Twitter users was a first for the king of microblogging, as typically these suspensions go unnoticed by many.