Friday, 8 January 2021

Nitter

quote [ Using an instance of Nitter (hosted on a VPS for example), you can browse Twitter without JavaScript while retaining your privacy. In addition to respecting your privacy, Nitter is on average around 15 times lighter than Twitter, and in some cases serves pages faster. ]

While Thread Reader makes bookmarking and reading way more convenient, this scriptless Twitter frontend is breathtakingly fast.

Found this via the Stuff that rocks list that collected similar frontends. Some thoughts in the extended.

Seeing that many platforms host the actual content as a single line of JSON between megabytes of laggy scripts it seemed only a matter of time before something like this would take foot.

Simply parsing HTML pages is not only faster but more reliant than connecting to APIs.

Sadly, it's also being obstructed already.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:14pmGMT]

Comments

Hugh E. said @ 4:18pm GMT on 10th Jan
Does the main link go where it is supposed to? What does this have to do with Twitter?I'm
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:34am GMT on 11th Jan
It goes to Nitter for me.
Paracetamol said @ 11:54am GMT on 11th Jan
Main link is SE twitter as rendered by Nitter. You can pass any username to load the feed in this alternative frontend.

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