音楽を盗むこと: それは悪か善か?

Twitterの共同ファウンダー、Biz Stoneは今日(米国時間3/31)の午後、「自動フォロー(Autofollow)」機能を有効にしている多数のユーザーにメールを送り、同社ではこの機能を近く停止する予定だと告げた。自動フォローは、誰かがユーザーをフォローするたびに自動的にその相手をフォローし返す機能だ。この機能はまだ広く一般公開されていない(少なくともTwitter自身のサイトを通じては)。利用するにはTwitterのサポート宛にリクエストを送る必要があった。




Hi There,

I’m contacting you because you have a Twitter account for which
we enabled something called “autofollow.” This is not a public
feature, it’s something we did for a limited set of accounts
such that they automatically follow any account that follows

We’re going to discontinue autofollow because this behavior
sends the wrong message. Namely, it is unlikely that anyone can
actually read tweets from thousands of accounts which makes
this activity disingenuous.

However, we understand that there may be exceptions such as
applications built using our API or the ability to exchange
direct messages. There are also some who think it’s simply
polite to follow back other accounts.

While we’re going to stop supporting autofollow, we’d like to
find a way to support the other goals folks are really trying
to accomplish. Please feel free to reply to this email and let
us know how we can do this better together.

Biz Stone, Co-founder
Twitter, Inc.

Kent Nicholsの情報提供に感謝。


(翻訳:Namekawa, U)