Twitter to implement updates
September 18, 2010 Leave a comment
Over 250,000 applications use the Twitter API. And most of these applications require you to give them your user name and password so they can access your Twitter account.
Starting on August 31, all applications will be required to use “OAuth” to access your Twitter account. Twitter describes OAuth as “a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.” In other words, 3rd party applications can no longer store your password.
Another update Twitter will be enacting is the t.co URL wrapping service. “T.co” wraps links in Tweets so they will be easier to read with part of the URL showing. This allows you to see what you’re clicking on. Twitter’s link service is designed to protect users from malicious sites that hide in a tiny or shorten URLs by displaying the actual URL.