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@TwitterDev - Starting Feb 9, no more free access to the Twitter API

Written on Feb 3, 2023

Just like that, Twitter is announcing the end of their free API. It had already been severely limited in the past years, now requiring a verified phone number and a manual verification by a Twitter employee.

I’m not on Twitter anymore, but following the evolution from afar is like watching a car crash in slow motion: inevitable, terrible, but for some reason you can’t look away. I hope the funny bots will be able to move to Mastodon, and that amateur data analysts will find a way to scrape the data anyway.