Thursday January 12th the access to #twitter by great third party apps was killed. Original assumptions based on presumed staff shortage at Twitter Office suggested the inability to fix API problems quickly. Not so.
|Tweetbot kindly refers to 'Service Disruption'|
Soon word got out through one of Twitter's senior software engineers that shutting down third party apps was done deliberately. On January 15th #Tweetbot returned for a few hours using older developers' API's enabling users to browse their timelines though not to post anything. But then later that day Paul Haddad (@email@example.com) illustrated on #Mastodon the foul play at #Twitter.