The alpha release of the app, in many respects, reflects upon the increasingly hostile nature of the Twitter ecosystem. In hurriedly pushing the app to the masses, Tapbots not only addresses a desperately hungry crowd of Mac-toting Twitter users, but it also provides for a statement of utter poignancy toward Twitter.
Tweetbot for Mac serves as an apt reminder of the niche in which long-time Twitter users reside. Slighted by Twitter’s recent developmental endeavors, there is a significant portion of Twitter’s user-base that is utterly invested in the sustenance and maintenance of a good Twitter experience. Insofar as Tapbots’ fame largely results from its movements in the Twitter arena, Tweetbot for Mac — and the clamoring for even its alpha release — demonstrates the relevance and importance of this community.
Matt Alexander, The significance of Tweetbot for Mac.