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Twitter Updates Terms of Service


Twitter has updated updated its terms of service now that they “know more about how Twitter is being used”. Biz Stone was quick to mention that you own your tweets, Twitter does not. Also, he mentioned some other parts of the ToS in his post:

Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before.

Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.

APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working on guidelines for use of the API.

SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.”

Twitter is seeking feedback on the changes, which you can submit by clicking on a link at the bottom of their ToS’s page, and has stated that they are willing to change it in the future if they decide they have left something out or if the way in which people use the service changes.

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