February 21, 2011

UberSocial replaces ÜberTwitter

If you spent the weekend under a rock or some remote island without the use of any technology, you’ll suddenly find that ÜberTwitter is not working anymore. Fret not, your phone is not at fault and you don’t need to go out and get a new one.

ÜberTwitter has been suspended from being used on Twitter due to violations of Twitter policy.

Here’s the response we received from Carolyn Penner, Twitter’s spokeswoman:

We ask all developers in Twitter ecosystem to abide by a simple set of rules that are in the interests of our users, as well as the health and vitality of the platform as a whole.

We often take actions to enforce these rules; in fact, on an average day we turn off more than one hundred services that violate our API rules of the road. This keeps the ecosystem fair for everyone.

Today we suspended several applications, including UberTwitter, twidroyd and UberCurrent, which have violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways. These 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.

We’ve had conversations with UberMedia, the developer of these applications, about policy violations since April 2010, when they first launched under the name TweetUp – a term commonly used by Twitter users and a trademark violation. We continue to be in contact with UberMedia and hope that they will bring the suspended applications into compliance with our policies soon.

Source: Twitter

Twitter has finally removed the suspension on the popular UberTwitter client after the changes were submitted for it to be known as UberSocial. UberSocial has been re-enabled and as such can now be downloaded directly from the UberSocial website. Now that the mess has been cleaned up and things are right in the Twitterverse again, tweet tweet !

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