Now Twitter Is Blocking Tumblr From Importing Contacts

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Late last month Twitter had started blocking Instagram from importing contacts.  Now Tumblr is feeling the wrath of Twitter.  You can no longer import Twitter contacts into Tumblr.  You can still import contacts from Gmail and Facebook though.  Twitter is really starting to prove that they are nothing more than a “walled garden.”  Twitter recently took the idea of stock-related tweets from StockTwits, which really outraged StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon and third party app developers.  Below is a statement from Tumblr as quoted by TheNextWeb:

To our dismay, Twitter has restricted our users? ability to ?Find Twitter Friends? on Tumblr. Given our history of embracing their platform, this is especially upsetting. Our syndication feature is responsible for hundreds of millions of tweets, and we eagerly enabled Twitter Cards across 70 million blogs and 30 billion posts as one of Twitter?s first partners. While we?re delighted by the response to our integrations with Facebook and Gmail, we are truly disappointed by Twitter?s decision.