I just received a an email from twitter explaining about the new Terms Of Service of Twitter. Terms Of Service or TOS is basically the guideline on how to use a particular service or web site such as Twitter. One of the most notorious company that abide by it’s TOS is AOL. 🙂
Going back… the Twitter Terms of focuses on advertising, tweet ownership, API’s and most importantly those Spam Tweets.
via twitter blog:
Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before.
Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.
APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working on guidelines for use of the API.
SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.
To read the complete Terms Of Services, please visit: http://twitter.com/tos
Last modified: September 17, 2009