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  • Twitter API v2 Adds Spaces, New Endpoints, Friendlier Developer Policy

    Twitter has officially launched its API v2, which is now Twitter's primary API, bringing support for a number of new features, including Spaces, posting polls in Tweets, pinning and unpinning Lists, and more. Twitter has also updated its Developer Policy to make it more flexible.

  • Twitter Launches New Developer API

    Twitter recently released the new Twitter API (early access) to be used by third-party developers. The new Twitter API features three new product tracks: standard, academic research, and business. The new API offers conversation threading, poll results in Tweets, pinned Tweets on profiles, spam filtering, real-time tweet tracking, and a more powerful stream filtering and search query language.

  • Personalized Notifications at Twitter

    Gary Lam, staff engineer at Twitter, spoke about personalized notifications at QCon London 2017. This involved giving a high-level overview of their personalization and recommendations algorithms, and an explanation of how they work at scale despite the large volumes of data and bi-modal nature of Twitter.

  • Twitter Cuts Off Firehose Partner DataSift

    Twitter recently announced that it has cut-off their firehose data distributor DataSift. This move echoes Twitter's controversial 2012 API changes which restricted the Twitter client ecosystem. There is much speculation as to whether this latest announcement is an attempt to control the tweet analytics space and whether or not this is behaviour fitting of a platform provider.

  • Ajax Control Toolkit Adds jQuery Support, Updated Twitter API Control and Improved Documentation

    Ajax Control Toolkit has been updated to support jQuery and includes a new Twitter control which takes advantage of new Twitter API. It also includes an improved documentation which describes the usage of ToolkitScriptManager.