"As I predicted, this was an inducement for someone to simply tweet a link to every single story on the site," writes Forbes' Jeff Bercovici. In the latest instance, a Web developer used the NYT's own
API to automatically distribute Times stories via tweets. In response, "We have asked Twitter to disable this feed as it is in violation of our trademark," a Times spokeswoman tells Forbes.
Moreover, the paper has been closely monitoring Twitter, and finding an increasing number of such violations. Adds Bercovici: "There are plenty of ways to tunnel under or through The New York Times's new online pay wall, but if you're not careful about how you do it, the Times will shut you down."