More often than not all it takes to start a revolution is somebody who is angry enough to change the status quo. Ever since the dawn of social media sites the predominant business model has been variations of the walled garden approach to content originally pioneered by America Online (AOL). Today that walled garden approach manifests itself in the form of APIs that have been locked down by social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter has announced two new features for its v2 API; endpoints that provide access to Likes and blocks data. This latest update to v2, originally launched last August, will give third-party application developers access to more data and is meant to bring the API closer to parity with v1.1.