Trying to follow your Twitter followers on Instagram? Well, finding them just got a whole lot harder….
GigaOM reported earlier this evening that the micro-blogging network blocked Instagram from having access to the part of their API that allowed their users to connect their Twitter account and find their followers on Instagram.
This comes almost a month after Twitter’s well-publicized door slam to LinkedIn and their user’s ability to auto-post their tweets as LinkedIn statuses.
It seems like Twitter basically wants whatever happens on their network to stay on their properties. They have had issues in the past keeping people on Twitter.com or on official apps which obviously impacts their advertising attractiveness. That is understandable. We all can appreciate that a company needs to make a profit.
That said, it still stinks that they all can’t just play nice. The life of a digital marketer would be so much easier if they did…
So what is your take on Twitter’s recent string of high-profile breakups?