Posted by Maria Ulfah
UberTwitter suspended, Uber, TweetDeck, HootSuite, Echofon. Twitter apps for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry have found that their favourites have been shut out of the social networking service on Friday.
The move affects mobile clients UberTwitter, Twidroyd and UberCurrent, meaning that BlackBerry users can now only the official Twitter app on their phone.
The violations include, but aren't limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users' Tweets in order to make money
Further clarification from UberMedia has confirmed that Echofon hasn't been affected as we previously reported, even though it's an UberMedia UberTwitter suspended, Uber, TweetDeck, HootSuite, Echofon product.
The Twitterverse is abuzz with news that Twitter suspended popular mobile apps such as UberTwitter, UberCurrent, and twidroyd today. The services had not recently changed anything about the functionality or behavior of the apps, which leads one to wonder why Twitter suddenly decided to shut them down.
The answer probably lies in Twitter's own business and revenue aspirations. Twitter has skyrocketed into the digital consciousness, and has become a staple of social networking and global communications. Third-party apps like the services shut down by Twitter today have contributed in no small measure to the growth and success of Twitter, but in order to monetize the service effectively, Twitter may be attempting to funnel more users through the actual Twitter site, and the official Twitter UberTwitter suspended, Uber, TweetDeck, HootSuite, Echofon apps.