Twitter Adds Content from Amazon, Foursquare and More
Twitter has added support for six new third-party services to the Twitter stream: Amazon, AOL Video, Foursquare, Gowalla, Meetup and Plancast. The new additions allow for multimedia to appear whenever someone tweets out a link from one of the supported services. Twitter continues to add support for third party, non-140-character-related services, as it added support for Blip.tv, Dipdive, Instagram, Rdio and Slideshare back in December, and have now added six more services, a few of which are much more popular than the five added in December.
Though the addition of third-party multimedia makes Twitter a prettier place than the simple 140-character text allows it to be, there is probably a large subset of people that aren’t too fond of the additions, considering that the display of multimedia will complicate the stream of what is supposed to be a limited, minimal — and thus, easy on the eyes — service. How do you like your Twitter? 140 characters of text or prettied-up with multimedia?
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