There are many Twitter apps I might like to use, but I have not followed through on the permission form for one main reason. Here's what I have to permit almost any of these programs to do:
This application will be able to:
- Read Tweets from your timeline.
- See who you follow, and follow new people.
- Update your profile.
- Post Tweets for you.
Can someone explain why any app needs to be able to follow new people. Does this mean they can follow people as me? Or does it mean that the app itself can see whom I follow and decide to also follow them? It's a big difference.
On my barbsbooks account I have only about 14 people left I can follow before I have to start deleting people I follow. This will be true, as I understand it, until I get about 500 more followers. I guess this reared its head after I was using some site that helped me find the right people to follow and I followed too many people at once without realizing I shouldn't do that. So now I'm really choosy about whom I follow from my barbsbooks account. It's tricky, because some people who follow me on that account I would really like to follow back, but I'd prefer to follow them from my other account where I can follow people more easily. But then they may never know I've followed them and may be using a program to auto unfollow anyone who doesn't follow them back. I don't use these programs.
Any answers for why apps need to be able to follow people if I give them access to my account? Am I misunderstanding something? Anyone know how to get around the 2000 follow limitation? I know many of you follow more than that, but you also have more followers so your quota probably went up.