When I heard that Twitter had banned UberTwitter and Twidroyd for policy violations, my heart dropped. Since getting my Android phone a few months ago, Twidroyd has been my mobile Twitter client of choice. In my despair, I took to our Weber Shandwick tools to see if the Twitterverse shared my sentiment. Check out what I found below:
So far, conversations about this development are happening almost 100 percent on Twitter… and understandably so. This change exclusively affects Twitter users.
Below is a buzzgraph of online chatter surrounding Twitter’s breaking decision. As you can see, people are chatting about how trademarks and policies were violated/infringed, leading to suspension. Negative words like “sucks” and “shame” also show up, hinting towards some growing bad buzz.
Lastly, there’s sentiment. This about tells it all. 77 percent of the conversations about Twitter’s decision is negative. I guess there are folks that are just a little bit disappointed.
Update: Twitter has restored UberTwitter (renamed UberSocial) and Twidroyd. Here’s Twitter’s statement on the ban reversal,
“We’ve given the developers of twidroyd and UberSocial for Blackberry (formerly UberTwitter) access to the Twitter API again. Our initial review indicates that steps have been taken to remedy the violations for these applications.”