The Twitter API Compromise

Twitter announced last week that they would be making several changes to their API that allows developer to creat applications like TweetBot, Instapaper, and Timehop. These changes are controversial because Twitter’s growth is largely attributable to the geekier-developers that created clients and applications that gave the social network the user experience that made it palatable. Wider adoption happened not through the SMS (texting) interface that Twitter launched with, but through apps and tools for smartphones and other social networks.

Second Screen Marketing on Dose of Digital

Tablets are poised to change everything about how we consume media. The living room experience is now distributed across devices ranging from laptops to smartphones to gaming consoles. TV now has to share our attention with email, text messages, and even other video content.

Devices like the iPad and the Nexus 7 are making TV personal, actionable, and merging broadcast media with search. My guest post on WPP’s Dose of Digital outlines how the “second screens” we all use will change the way TV is watched and how marketers communicate with audiences.