Twitter implements Ads API

In other Twitter related news, Twitter today released its API for advertisers.

From The Verge:

Twitter has released it API (application programming interface) for advertisers today, initially allowing marketers to work with a select group of partners to control, purchase, and manage their advertisements on the social network using third-party tools. The ads API enables marketers to integrate their Twitter advertisements with cross-platform management software, and they will also be able to customize Twitter’s tools to suit their needs.

In other words, if you use the official Twitter app or, prepare for more ads to be inserted into your timeline.

Of course, there are still ways to avoid this. Third party Twitter clients don't have to show the ads (Not yet, at least. Who knows what the future holds.), so I encourage you to try one of those if you don't want ads distracting you. I recommend Tweetbot, although I hear Twitterrific is excellent as well.

On a side note, the introduction of ads on Twitter is one of the reasons many people have left it for You get what you pay for, after all. (Again, I'll be posting more on this later today.)