Twitter to expand access to users' Twitter data

Twitter to expand access to users' Twitter data

On Monday, Reuters said that it would expand access to the social networking site's data to help software developers create tools and products that could promote safer online conversations or curate content.

Amir Shevat, Twitter's head of product for the developer platform, said in an interview that the move is part of the company's growing effort to give users more control over what they see in their Twitter feed and how they can share content on the site.

From Monday on Monday, developers can access data from up to 2 million tweets per month through Twitter's application programming interface API at no cost.

Shevat said that the company changed its API policy to allow more use cases, including removing restrictions on competing with Twitter.

Shevat said that they want everyone to be able to define their preferences and have their own curated content that's adjusted to them. Some apps built with Twitter data include Block Party, which was founded by software engineer Tracy Chou and allows Twitter users to filter out content they don't want to see.

Another app built by software engineer Janique-ka John lets users search for Twitter Spaces, the company's live audio chat feature.