Deprecating @BenjaminBrooks — the Brooks Review
I posted on Twitter that I was going to “deprecate” my Twitter account and I also included a link to my app.net profile. 1 The implication was that I was ditching Twitter for app.net, and screw everyone that followed me on Twitter.
I then followed up with another tweet to clarify that all “new” posts that I would normally make on Twitter, was what was going away — with me favoring app.net for those. I would and will, however, still respond to mentions and check my Twitter feed.
This actually caused quite a bit bigger stir than I had expected — I assumed everyone that follows me saw this coming, but that wasn’t the case. There’s a ton of reasons for this move, I’ll list out the smaller ones, but there is one in particular that I want to dive a little deeper into.
Sometimes a big change is not always for the better. Twitter is starting to feel the sting of it’s recent API changes.