I’m never an active user of Twitter. I use it mainly as an outlet to stay in touch with the authors I like. So, like many others, I’m a passive user and Twitter is merely a platform for me to consume news.
In the news lately are two services Twitter acquired over the years – Posterous and TweetDeck.
Less than a month after the announcement that Posterous will shut down its service, TweetDeck is the next casualty. The action is swift and decisive.
To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter.
With the direction Twitter is heading, and the control over third party apps, many developers are in line for similar fate.