Twitter following Facebook into the walled garden

Ben Popper for The Verge: Twitter follows Facebook down the walled garden path:

Twitter set off alarm bells across the web in recent weeks when it ended its partnership with LinkedIn and reiterated its warning that it would be cracking down on the terms of its API. The company didn’t offer any explanation for why it removed tweets from LinkedIn, but speaking with sources familiar with the company’s plans, The Verge has learned that major changes are coming in the next few months which will move Twitter from an open platform popular among independent developers towards a walled garden more akin to Facebook.

If they’d limit or even go so far to kill API access for third party clients there’d be more than just a small uproar. Anyone preparing to use yet?