“Twitter can be incredibly valuable as an open communications mechanism but, if you close too many things down too quickly, if you think about it too short-sightedly, you could easily do a lot of damage to that ecosystem,” he tells the Daily Telegraph.
“Twitter was created as an open platform, an open communications ecosystem, and I hope it can stay that way. You have to be really careful not to let money get in the way of that.”
McCue’s words carry weight, because he was a member of Twitter’s board until earlier this year. Flipboard is also one of the apps affected by Twitter’s changes, although McCue maintains they are “not too big a deal”.