[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’ve been pondering around Twitter lately, chances are it has come to your attention that there’s a few screws loose. It most definitely wouldn’t be the first time that Twitter has decided to stir up the pot on its dev section. For many of us in the digital marketing world, we are heavily reliant upon the Twitter API functionality particularly when it comes to usage of third party apps. Those include widgets on our sites that pull in embeddable statuses, iOS connections to mobile devices, and other API reliant integrations necessary for constant upkeep with the 140 character micro-blogging world.
About a couple of weeks ago the Twitter dev team announced upcoming changes to the new application registration user flow process that would perhaps present possible limitations to its users. I’m particularly referring to the oAuth authentication protocol used via http://dev.twitter.com/apps where users have the ability to create apps necessary for oAuth authentication and data syncing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”3473″ css_animation=”bottom-to-top” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”707×248″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]According to the Twitter development team the upcoming changes are not intended to present limitations for its users but rather help improve authentication and data syncing with third party apps. As a precaution they have stated that if certain limitations are to arise then those will be clearly communicated ahead of time with plenty of headway for necessary adjustments to adhere to new standards. The truth behind this shall yet to be unfolded in the coming weeks.
Issues with Twitter Timelines & Current Widget Usage
As one who particularly relies on Twitter API, I too use a good amount of widgets and tools requiring the oAuth authentication. During the past couple of weeks it has come to my attention though that my Twitter page timeline seems to be fairly irregular for a couple of days in a row now. For example, recent tweets I’ve shouted are not appearing in my timeline yet visible to other tweeps in the Twitterverse. Additionally, the tweets widget on DWS does not seem to be updating in real time either.
If you’re experiencing technical difficulties with Twitter oAuth protocol chances are it’s due to the current modifications and upgrades that are being worked on. Then again, it may just be my own individual profile acting up for an unknown reason. Stranger things have happened.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]