Twitter cuts Meerkat off from its social graph just as SXSW gets started
Every year at South by Southwest Interactive, there’s a small competition to be the “it” app of the show. Although such buzz has dubious long-term value (cf Highlight), it’s still a fun game to play. This year, the app everybody assumed would take the mantle is Meerkat, the live video streaming service that piggybacks off of Twitter so you can automatically have a ready-made social group within the app. And just as SXSW is getting started, Twitter is cutting off Meerkat’s automatic access to that social graph, Buzzfeed reports.
“We are limiting their access to Twitter’s social graph, consistent with our internal policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told Buzzfeed. “Their users will still be able to distribute videos on Twitter and log in with…
Source:: The Verge