19 February 2011

UberTwitter gets banned from Twitter for policy violations

UberTwitter and Twidroyd have been banned from Twitter for policy violations. Twitter has put up an article in their support forums stating so, and have addressed it this time as many users are probably affected by this. As you know it, UberTwitter is one of the most popular Twitter application for BlackBerry, and it has now been suspended. TechAce detailed that UberTwitter was banned for have direct messages more than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing users’ tweets to help monetize.  So for all of you who have been on UberTwitter, here’s some alternatives:

•Twitter for BlackBerry (free)
• Blaq ($4.99)
• Blaq Lite (free)
•SocialScope (apply for invite)
•Seesmic for BlackBerry (free)

As for the official statement from Twitter on the ban, hit the jump. Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you.
As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules. We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies. Everyday, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users. We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here . You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

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