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twtxt - jkl - 06-03-2017

Is anyone else of you using twtxt? If so, which client are you using?
Looks like a great platform for experiments. Twitter for ed/sed users.

https://github.com/buckket/twtxt

Awesome, from a hacker's POV.


RE: twtxt - venam - 07-03-2017

(06-03-2017, 10:22 PM)jkl Wrote: https://github.com/buckket/twtxt

I'm not into microbloggin (more into blogging0 but it seems really cool.
Sort of like RSS for mini quotes, if I'm not mistaken.

If I ever want to "twit" I'll do it this way.

Thanks for sharing.


RE: twtxt - mrtn - 07-03-2017

If you care about the freedom aspect and have concerns about twitters business model, privacy etc, you could check out https://quitter.se. It's part of GNU social.


RE: twtxt - jkl - 07-03-2017

The problem with Quitter, Friendica etc. is that it's still centralized. Not free enough.

I do have a Quitter account (which I rarely use), but a major advantage compared to Twitter is not really existing. Every few months Quitter sees a sudden rise of activity. Not for long though.


RE: twtxt - acg - 08-03-2017

(06-03-2017, 10:22 PM)jkl Wrote: Is anyone else of you using twtxt? If so, which client are you using?
Looks like a great platform for experiments. Twitter for ed/sed users.

https://github.com/buckket/twtxt

Awesome, from a hacker's POV.

This is pretty useful if you're a person who's only going to share stuff or read from others; but if you're willing to interact I'm yet to find a tool that let's manage mentiones, replies, etc... a bit more.

(Hardcore Twitter user here)


RE: twtxt - jkl - 08-03-2017

Twitter is a micro-blog, not a chat! Kids today ... :-)

It's sad that Twitter tries to be a better Facebook these days. For those interested in its original purpose, twtxt might be perfect. However, twtxt does support interactions. You'll just need to refresh manually. (Or with a cronjob...)


RE: twtxt - acg - 08-03-2017

(08-03-2017, 12:31 PM)jkl Wrote: Twitter is a micro-blog, not a chat! Kids today ... :-)
Even blogs support comments and sharing so I don't get it.


(08-03-2017, 12:31 PM)jkl Wrote: However, twtxt does support interactions. You'll just need to refresh manually. (Or with a cronjob...)

I read it does and it's perfect for twtxt purpose, but can't be compared to the engagement achieved on Twitter


RE: twtxt - jkl - 08-03-2017

Well, yes, the accessibility of twtxt is slightly lower because of the non-existent central web interface. It has other strengths though.