I’ll admit it: it was a bit of a surprise when I first saw Twitter’s new API in action.
After all, the company has a long history of being one of the most reliable and user-friendly sites on the internet.
That’s why I was shocked when Twitter announced that it was adding support for hashtags in its API, a change that, while it didn’t immediately bring the site’s popularity to a halt, could have an impact on how many of the site ‘followers’ it is currently serving are using the platform.
I can only imagine what the results would be if Twitter started using hashtags to determine how many followers a user is following on Twitter, but in a world where hashtags are becoming more and more prevalent, we’re probably better off just leaving it alone.
I mean, this is how Twitter is supposed to work, right?
After all: #TwitterAPI #tweetingapi