When Twitter put out its strict new API guidelines, there was some doubt as to whether or not third-party clients like Tapbots’ Tweetbot for Mac would even make the cut — the user caps and other curbs on unofficial apps potentially made it tough to develop competition around a different (and possibly better) experience. That makes Thursday’s official appearance of Tweetbot in the Mac App Store as much symbolic as it is practical. While there won’t be many significant shocks for those who’ve been participating in Tweetbot’s alpha and beta stages, the finished version gives users a major and sometimes more advanced alternative to official choices. Read the full story at Engadget.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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