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Twitter Back On Track? – Raises API Limit To 100 Requests Per Hour

Since Twitter‘s introduction into the tech community at SxSW, Twitter has gone through a ton of ups and downs. Twitter’s downtime has been the talk of the community for several months now. Now, with a lot of heavy hitters on the team, Twitter seems to be on the right track getting its act together.

Uptime and A Higher API Limits

Lately, Twitter has been more stable than we’ve ever seen before. Earlier this week Twitter had some scheduled downtime, but apparently it was for a good reason. However Twhirl hasn’t been giving me very many errors these days. I also haven’t received a “pause” message from Twhirl either. On the other hand, it’s recently been announced that Twitter has upped its API limit to 100 requests per hour – with the goal of keeping the limit to least 70. Don’t believe me? Check Twhirl.

The Future of Twitter and Clones

The biggest question at this point is: will this be consistent behavior from Twitter from now on? While we’re sure FriendFeed will be safe from any repercussions, what will this mean for the clones such as Plurk, identi.ca, and kwippy? We’d love to hear your comments about the increase in the API limit and the future of the many Twitter clones.

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