Word is that Twitter made the call today: Twitter for Mac is done. They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates. Goodbye, old friend.
They effectively killed Tweetie for Mac, my favorite Twitter client, when they bought it from Loren Brichter.
They clearly didn’t want it, and bought it almost reluctantly along with the iPad and especially iPhone clients: the ones they really wanted. From that point, I suspect that the only Twitter employee who cared about the Mac client and had any power to work on it was Loren Brichter himself.
The last official update — and the last few were minor — came in June 2011, and Loren left Twitter later that year.
Of course it’s dead. The difference now is that Twitter won’t let anyone else replace it, probably because they can make far more money by making people use their website.
Next: how will they ruin the also-long-neglected iPad app?