Something I hadn't realised now that I'm logged out of Twitter is that on mobile Twitter has become a closed system. If you get a link to a tweet and scroll for just a bit, you get a message requiring you to create account/log in to see more.
They're going the FB route: unusable unless logged in.
This behavior started about 10 months ago. The previous default was that Twitter was open to read for everyone. Can't believe I had missed this. Makes leaving even more of a no-brainer.
@axbom nitter links still work, though. just replace twitter.com with e.g. nitter.net (or any other nitter instance) when sharing a twitter link (if you must).
Reddit, Facebook, Twitter. All requiring you to sign in to view most if not all public content. Facebook even does this on desktop.
This troubles me not just as someone who wants to view shared content without signing up, but also as a Wikipedia editor. This will make a lot of social media citations useless.
@axbom It is really terrible! Some times you have to log in to keep scrolling down a thread, but other times you even have to log in just to read one single tweet! Makes me so mad! This is why nitter.net is needed now, so thank whoever thought of that for creating it!
@axbom I had the same on my laptop a few days ago. But maybe the link I used came from mobile. Had not seen this before.
@VictorVenema Oh interesting! When they rolled it out on mobile, it was a 2-3 week period before everyone had it. Would be crazy if they just did something similar for desktop as well.
@axbom that was news to me too. And interesting how blind you become to the boundaries of a service you are on the inside of. It's first when your on the outside you see the border clearly
@axbom Yup. I did also notice this. I removed the app from my phone and I am now only using it with a bridge.
@axbom at least twitter is readable with alternative frontend (nitter)
Haven’t found anything similar for any of the Facebook services.
Most event locations in my city primarily advertise on Facebook. So I have no idea which events happen. Annoys me.
@axbom Pretty sure this applies in general, not just on mobile.
In fact, if I use the "desktop site" feature of my telephone's web browser to change the useragent, I get served the high resolution layout, and the prompt to login appears immediately, before I start scrolling.
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