Bookmarked So long, Twitter API, and thanks for all the fish (by Ryan Barrett)
The Twitter API is moving to paid tiers for anything but the tiniest use cases by the end of the month. I’ve been using Brid.gy to get back webmention notifications about interactions on Twitter with my blogposts here. Brid.gy depends on the Twitter API obviously, and the scale of their needs puts them above the free and affordable tier, even if well below the more expensive tier above it. Therefore Brid.gy will stop supporting Twitter. Silo’s gonna silo I suppose.
It does help remove an action from my backlog: changing the way I show such backfeed on my blog without going counter to Twitter users’ common expectations of where their interaction and avatar might end up.
Unless Musk changes his mind once again, or can’t find an employee capable of implementing the changes.
…assuming it sticks, Bridgy Twitter will stop working on April 29, if not before.