Ash Furrow sharing an email from the CEO of IFTTT:

In recent weeks, Twitter announced policy changes* that will affect how applications and users like yourself can interact with Twitter’s data. As a result of these changes, on September 27th we will be removing all Twitter Triggers, disabling your ability to push tweets to places like email, Evernote and Facebook.

Twitter just killed support for one of the single most useful tools on the web. Twitter have been making a lot of bullshit moves lately, but this is just asinine and (even though I doubt this is the case) looks like a childish response to curbing cross posting between Twitter and App.net. Way to go, Dick.

Update: Here’s a screenshot of the email.

Update 2: Matthew Panzarino clarifies:

Apparently triggers that allow the syndication of tweets out to other services or locations will be removed, while actions that post new tweets to Twitter will remain. So you won’t be able to suck down your tweets for archiving or cross-posting any more. So actions remain, but triggers are gone.

Still a Dick move.


Posted by Ben Brooks