In January of 2008, a young script kiddie learned Ruby on Rails and launched tweetstats.com - the first Twitter analytics site.
The Twitter API didn’t even exist yet, and the first version simply scraped the website until Twitter eventually made a public API available. I’ve built hundreds of apps on that API. And as of February 13, it’s being shut down.
Twitter has literally changed my life, but now the time has come to say goodbye to building on their API. Access to the data is no longer free, and I have no desire to keep this site running.
Thanks for all the memories. ❤️ 📊