Developer Display Requirements - Timeline Integrity Tweets


#1

Twitter’s Developer Display Requirements state that:

5. Timeline Integrity
a. Tweets that are grouped together into a timeline must not be rendered with non-Twitter content (e.g., comments, updates from other networks). However, this does not apply to timelines where Tweets are explicitly selected by an end-user to appear next to non-Twitter content (e.g., manually authored live blogs, manually curated media collections, or commenting systems).

Does this mean that if I had created an app that displays certain tweets from a Twitter user’s stream and the app also displays certain posts from a Google+ user’s Google+ stream, then my app is breaking the above requirement?


#2

I don’t work in policy so can’t offer you an official answer to this, but here’s my take:

If updates from Twitter and Google+ were intermixed, then likely – yes, you would be breaking that requirement.

It’s not an issue if your app is capable of showing updates from both, you just can’t co-mingle the content together.

Generally not OK:

  • tweet
  • tweet
  • google+ update
  • tweet
  • google+ update
  • tweet
  • tweet

Generally OK (content from other networks clearly dileneated and separated):

  • Tweets
  • tweet
  • tweet
  • tweet
  • tweet
  • Google+ Updates
  • google+ update
  • google+ update
  • google+ update