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As Twitter API v1.1 rolls out, controversial rules for developers start to take effect

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Twitter has released v1.1 of its API and updated the "Developer Rules of the Road" document to reflect the changes.

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Twitter has released v1.1 of its API and updated the "Developer Rules of the Road" document to reflect the changes. There's been not a little controversy over the new rules of late, most notably over the theoretical 100,000 user limit placed on third-party Twitter clients. While we previously heard that developers will have six months to comply with the new API requirements, it's not yet clear what will happen to those that flout them. Twitter has, however, seen fit to clarify the user limit by stating that it only applies to clients that "replicate the core Twitter experience." Of course, this refers to clients such as Tweetbot, which has already taken steps to avoid getting hurt by the new limitations.