Shuttering My Follow Sweeper Project

Twitter has had a crazy rule that unless your follower:following ratio is over some super secret ratio then you can’t follow more than 2000 people, so Follow Sweeper was created. Updates can be found on the main project page.

The Good and Bad About Using APIs

The good thing about using APIs is that you can create an app that has access to the tools and information you want from various websites, like Twitter.

The bad thing about using APIs is that if a website, like Twitter, changes their API or the rules of their website then your app can become broken or useless. Well, Twitter changed their rules…

Now I don’t consider Twitter’s change to be “bad”, it’s just bad for this project. I don’t have any motivation to use it or maintain it now that I can follow more people. It was a nice project to practice Ruby programming with APIs, but it has served it’s purpose so I’m setting it aside for now.

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