Twitter says it suspends "hundreds of applications" that violate its privacy and other API policies, but it was the microblogging site's suspension of the popular UberTwitter, and apps that sparked a big social media to-do today.
The term "#ubertwitter" jumped to the front of the Twitter trending topics line ahead of "Queen Gaga" and the Radiohead-related "Thomas Yorke" and "Lotus Flower" as word spread of the popular mobile Twitter client's at least temporary shutdown (for good measure, ubertwitter also was among the top 10 Google searches this afternoon). UberTwitter users flooded Twitter with pleas -- often colorfully worded -- to sort things out.
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