Biz Stone, einer der Gründer von Twitter, im September 2007:
The API has been arguably the most important, or maybe even inarguably, the most important thing we’ve done with Twitter. It has allowed us, first of all, to keep the service very simple and create a simple API so that developers can build on top of our infrastructure and come up with ideas that are way better than our ideas …
So the API, which has easily 10 times more traffic than the website, has been really very important to us.
Ev Williams, einer der Gründer von Twitter, im September 2012:
„virtually all of the network’s power and growth has come from outside the company itself“—a common myth but completely overblown