This College Professor Is Twitter's Newest Headache

dean terryDr. Terry Dean

Photo: University of Texas at Dallas

Yesterday we reported on Undetweetable, a web service that catches tweets before they’re deleted and displays them to the world.It’s fun, quirky, and we liked it.

But Twitter has a different point of view about Undetweetable — they hate it.

The Dallas Observer reports that Twitter contacted Dr. Terry Dean, the guy who invented Undetweetable, saying that his creation violates Twitter’s terms of service.

An important distinction — Twitter did not send Dean a legal cease and desist order, just a warning letter to inform him that his web app breaks the rules. And Dean’s the first to admit it — Undetweetable does technically take advantage of Twitter’s API. But that’s the point.

Dean remains stoic. He wrote in a Facebook post that Undetweetable “might go until they sue us. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a common practice that we are simply illuminating.”

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