Kris Holt on how Twitter’s own Tweetdeck breaks the rules Twitter set forth on displaying tweets:
The rules put Twitter in a tough spot, it would seem. Either it keeps Facebook integration in TweetDeck, risking the ire of developers who might accuse it of not playing fair, or it removes the Facebook feature and faces possible blowback from TweetDeck users who find it useful.
The choice Twitter makes here is going to be fascinating to see. The only “right” thing to do is to remove the Facebook integration — and they very well may do that — but I highly doubt they do that. Instead, Twitter will ignore this and just go about business as screwing-over-developers-normal.