The hubbub over a recent Twitter Engineering post, and all the follow on posts, has me thinking. No, thinking isn’t one of my strong suits, but here’s what I think is going to happen.
TWITTER IS GOING TO KILL OFF ALL THIRD PARTY CLIENTS.
That’s it in a nutshell. Why do I believe that? Today Twitter announced it’s overhauling mobile.twitter.com. They just shipped a new release of Twitter for iOS, without a Twitter for Mac update, and now they’ve taken the time to overhaul mobile.twitter.com? Something stinks, besides me.
Why would you spend the time and money to overhaul the mobile website if you didn’t intend to make it your primary view of the Twitter Universe on mobile? Ok, ok, maybe they’re perfectionists, who love their craft, I can accept that explanation. Then again, maybe they plan on killing off all native clients? It could happen, right?
There’s my big BOLD prediction.
I hope I’m wrong. In fact I’m pretty sure I am, but there’s that little part of me that thinks this may happen.
Man, I really don’t want to HAVE to use the website to tweet and read tweets. That would be teh suck.