On Tuesday we published the results of a study indicating that Pages that sync or auto-post their content to Facebook from Twitter or blogs using tools like HootSuite, Twitter, and NetworkedBlogs receive significantly fewer Likes and comments per posts than those that post manually using Facebook’s web and mobile interfaces.
This is partly because Facebook consolidates into a folded thread all posts from across Pages and friends in a user’s news feed that were published through the same tool, displaying a “Show x more posts from [publisher app] link”.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 11, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Last night, Twitter made official what many members of the developer community had long suspected - there would be no more whitelisting for data-hungry apps. For some developers, this either means that they have to come up with creative work-arounds or, for others, that their projects are dead in the water.
So why did Twitter kill the exception to the rule and what does it mean for the future of Twitter apps and the developers who create them?Continue
Facebook today introduced new security features and a roles system to help developers prevent unauthorized changes to their applications. Developers can set up IP address whitelists for making requests or setting changes to their apps, receive email notifications of changes, and establish which privileges each of their team members has.