Twitter has become old media

[2012-09-07] social, media, twitter, computers
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Quoting “Twitter is old media” by O’Reilly’s Edd Dumbill:

[...] Twitter are switching off any kind of anonymous access to their API, restricting it to OAuth-identified server-to-server requests. Overnight, Twitter are no longer a platform. They're a media company with carefully monitored access agreements.
Similar to newspapers, cable TV companies, etc.