“A lot of Twitter’s success is attributable to a diverse ecosystem of more than 750,000 registered apps. We will continue to support this innovation. We are excited to be working with our developer community to create a consistent and innovative experience for the many millions of users who have come to depend on Twitter every day.” – Ryan Sarver
I do know that if Twitter pushed consistency from day one – it would have never reached 750,000 registered apps. And it would have never attracted the developer ecosystem it attracted.
I would have found it far more compelling if they embraced diversity, utility, and the developer ecosystem. Instead, they’re fighting to shake off the barnacles.