🐦 Twitter officially pulls the plug on third-party clients.

But the company’s suggestion that the rule was “longstanding” doesn’t line up with its history. Twitter clients have long been a part of Twitter. Twitterrific, one of the most prominent apps affected by the API shut-off last week, was created before Twitter had a native iOS app of its own, and is credited with coining the word “tweet,” as well as other features now commonly associated with Twitter’s app.

If you are still desperate to dodge algo-curated tweets and ads, TweetDeck is still functional. For now.

Tyler Hellard @poploser