Elon Thinks You’re Reading Too Many Tweets

Wes Davis and Richard Lawler, writing for The Verge about the new 800 tweet per day limit for unverified users (8,000 for paying, verified users):

The limitations are being applied one day after Twitter suddenly started blocking access for anyone who isn’t logged in, which Musk claimed was necessary because Several hundred organizations (maybe more) were scraping Twitter data extremely aggressively, to the point where it was affecting the real user experience.”

Good to hear that this change is having zero effect on the real experience for Twitter users. Oh, wait…

Trends on Twitter in the USA including #TwitterDown, Wtf Twitter, and Rate Limit Exceeded.
Screenshot by C. Trent Rosecrans via 9to5Mac

Can I interest you in a social network that doesn’t limit the number of posts you can read, is third-party developer friendly, and gives you a whole website and blog at your own domain (that can’t be taken from you or turned off) for $1 per month. Or you can read and reply to posts for free.


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