When I joined Twitter last year, I said I wouldn’t be able to work anymore on Twitoaster, but the whole service would keep running. Since then, it’s been quite amazing (and unexpected, I have to say) to see pure organic growth more than doubling the traffic!
I’m really happy to see this project has been useful for a few extra months, but the time has come for Twitoaster to sunset. From product goals to technical stuff, there are many areas where Twitoaster needs to evolve and to be improved. And I unfortunately don’t have the time anymore to work on all of this.
So this Sunday (March 20th):
- The Twitoaster API will be totally shut down (read & write). Any external service relying on it will obviously cease to function (i.e. Twitoaster WordPress plugin). Please note this also includes the feeds!
- The website will remain accessible in a “read-only status” for some time. That means you’ll still be able to access your threaded timelines, conversations, rankings… but nothing will be updated anymore and you won’t be able to login with your #twitter account.
I really wanted to thank you guys again for using Twitoaster. Take a last bite in the toasts while they’re still hot. I’ll update this post when I’ll actually unplug the toaster.
Update (March 20th):
- 1:40 PM (PST) - Twitoaster API + Feeds have been turned off.
- 2:15 PM (PST) – Connection to the Twitter Streaming API closed + Login disabled. No more content update starting from now!