Twitter Firehose – no reactions still?

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Facebook‘s privacy changes are doing the rounds on almost all the websites around the world.

It is a surprise that Twitter‘s intention (announced at LeWeb) to open their Firehose for more developers did not attract any attention from the cynics.

We all know that Twitter had  activated the location features recently.

It is now very easy for someone who follows the tweets of a celebrity to know the star’s habits, his schedule, his likes/dislikes, his hangout places, etc. If this information is made available to a creative but misguided person, we all know what drastic activities can be potentially possible.

Obviously, the celebrities can be a bit discreet and talk more general information on their twitter-zone. But, with these changes, I am not so sure what will be the impact of such a policy-change – is it the end of privacy for those who are on these networks?

What will be the criteria by which one’s tweets will be made available to the developers? Is there any restriction allowed? Nothing has been defined as yet but this is one space we need to follow.

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