Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:11 am.

Twitter is giving the “Sign In With Facebook” team a lot to be happy about right now…

First Instagram, now Tumblr gets the boot, as Twitter focuses more on getting people to build stuff into Twitter and less on letting people extract stuff out of it. Solid analysis here by Dustin Curtis.

But, it is interesting that Twitter is doing this. Not too long ago, I thought Twitter might try to give Facebook a run for its money as the go-to real-name identity/authentication/friend-network service for the rest of the web. It seems that’s not a priority right now, if it ever was.