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Updated: UberTwitter Banned from Twitter Over “Policy Violations”

UPDATE: Gizmodo got the official word from a Twitter spokesperson that UberTwitter “violated Twitter policies and trademarks in a variety of ways.” Like “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money”

UberTwitter Banned

Over the last few months UberTwitter has joined with a few other Twitter clients under an umbrella company called UberMedia. Joe sent us a tweet announcement made by Twitter that they have banned UberTwitter along with two of the other Twitter clients by UberMedia from accessing Twitter due to “Policy Violations.” Here is what Twitter has to say in the support article referenced in the tweet.

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Regardless of how you access Twitter, we are dedicated to making Twitter better, faster and more reliable for you. As part of this effort, we ask applications that work with Twitter to abide by a simple set of rules that we believe are in the interests of our users, and the health and vitality of the Twitter platform as a whole. We often take actions to enforce these rules.
We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies.
Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies. Generally, these apps are used by a small number of users. We are taking the unusual step of sharing this with you because today’s suspension may affect a larger number of users.
We are committed to helping you continue to use Twitter during the disruption of these applications. You can download Twitter for Blackberry, Twitter for Android and other official Twitter apps here. You can also try our mobile web site or apps from other third-party developers.

It makes me wonder what “Policy Violations” Twitter is citing but I am sure we will learn more soon. Until then they are recommending using the official Twitter clients… Could just be a move from Twitter to kick off the competing clients.

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  1. Pretty sure they would have gotten an ultimatum to make changes well in advance and chose not to…

  2. well I am certain Seesmic is going to see a increase in downloads and users

  3. Wow what is 50 cent going to use to twitter

  4. Fortunately I stopped using ubertwitter some time ago, it just tried to do too many thing. (That, and they never gave me an option to get rid of the stupid “tweet this” choice that shows up in every. stinkin’. menu. )

    I was really looking forward to see where Blaq went – they had the kind of multi-account support I needed – but I haven’t heard a peep from them since September.

    For now, I’ll make do with the official client, and not use two of my three accounts from my BB. Annoyingly enough.

  5. This is pretty surprising. I thought UberTwitter was totally legit. I started out on twitter using UberTwitter on my BB. But like Marc, I stopped using it a while ago. There was a little too much going on with it. RIM’s official client works just fine for me.

  6. Hmm. I wonder if this occured after Ubertwitter got purchased by UberMedia? Seeing as there was a paid version previously, why would they be changing tweets to make money?

  7. there are a lot of people in my circle that are really upset about this. I hope they can fix it soon.

    • Just use the official twitter app. What’s the buff

      • I’ve used twitterberry in the past. The layout is sad, the perks in the program are nothing compared to Ubertwitter. You can’t see TT’s near you and you can’t add or follow, or unfollow someone.

        • Are you referring to Twitter for BlackBerry there echo? I use it on my BlackBerry, and you CAN follow people. The beef I have with it however is that you can search for people, but it isn’t very accurate…

  8. I want ubertwitter back.

  9. Its called ubersocial now isn’t it?

  10. well they are back now… OH THE PAIN!!!

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