David Barnard of App Cubby reconsiders possible alternate explanations of some of Twitter’s recent PR statements:
Some of us are trying to take a more optimistic view of things while others have been so badly burned it’s hard to give Twitter another chance. My hope is that in the months preceding the launch of iOS 5, Twitter will do a better job communicating with developers and better explain some of its prior comments.
There’s definitely more to the story than Twitter lets on publicly. With almost any PR statement, analytical readers must try to distinguish what’s literally said from the real story and the reasons behind it.
In most cases, there are very good reasons why a company the size of Twitter does or says something, but for other very good reasons, they usually can’t say exactly why.