X is making significant changes to its terms of service, and it wants you to start saying "post" instead of "tweet" while referring to the updates you add on your handle. These new terms will become effective on September 29th. One noticeable change is replacing the word "retweet" with "repost," which essentially marks the end of the era of using the term "tweet."
X is also revamping its branding. The word "Twitter" is being largely replaced by "X" throughout. However, some URLs, like this one (https://developer.x.com/en/docs/twitter-for-websites) to a developer-focused website, still include "Twitter." This suggests that X might not completely do away with the Twitter name, as X.com still redirects to twitter.com, according to the Verge report.
References to Periscope, Twitter's now-defunct live streaming app, have been removed from the updated terms.
Besides these branding changes, there are other updates to the terms. One significant change is a clause that says, "By using X, to the extent permitted by law, you also waive the right to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action, collective action, or representative action proceeding."
The updated terms also include stricter language against scraping data from X's services. It states that "crawling or scraping the services in any form, for any purpose without our prior written consent is expressly prohibited." This change aligns with the preferences of X's owner, Elon Musk.
These new terms and policies will take effect on September 29th. So, if you're an X user, be prepared for these changes in the near future.
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