In taking a step back, it seems to me that Twitter’s two most recent fiascos may be related.
Second, Twitter just cut off access to many APIs
vital to third-party developers. They said they were going to do this. Then pushed the date. Then granted exceptions. Also they said they were going to do this years ago. And then did. And then didn’t.
Twitter has to be the most indecisive
company on the planet. They only say they’re going to do things in order to showcase that they’re not actually going to do them, on second thought.
In many ways, Twitter is Bizarro Facebook
. That company makes strong, definitive decisions. Of late, they’re often the wrong decisions
. But still, they pull triggers. And we collectively run for cover.
I’m honestly not sure which approach is worse. Perhaps because I’m also quite indecisive by nature (see: the preceding sentence). I’ll go with Facebook. But I’m not so sure.
Twitter is killing its APIs in order to announce in 6 months that they’re reinstating them. Rinse. Repeat.