ÜberTwitter not working for you? You're not the only one
on 18 Feb 2011 02:16 pm
Have you noticed your ÜberTwitter is no longer working while trying to update your Twitter account? Sure you have. Don't worry though, you're not the only one out there this is happening to. According to a posting made to the Twitter support page and sent off to various users, ÜberTwitter has been suspended from being used on Twitter due to violations of Twitter policy. What exactly, that means we're not entirely too sure but we'll keep you updated if and when we do find out the details. In the meantime, relax. The world is not over nor is skynet taking over. There are other Twitter clients available to you.
*UPDATE* - Twitters reasoning can be found after the break
As advised to Techcrunch
Here’s the response we received from Carolyn Penner, Twitter’s spokeswoman:
We ask all developers in Twitter ecosystem to abide by a simple set of rules that are in the interests of our users, as well as the health and vitality of the platform as a whole.
We often take actions to enforce these rules; in fact, on an average day we turn off more than one hundred services that violate our API rules of the road. This keeps the ecosystem fair for everyone.
Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These violations include, but aren’t limited to, 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.
We’ve had conversations with UberMedia, the developer of these applications, about policy violations since April 2010, when they first launched under the name TweetUp – a term commonly used by Twitter users and a trademark violation. We continue to be in contact with UberMedia and hope that they will bring the suspended applications into compliance with our policies soon.