[Freedombox-discuss] Fwd: Nitter - A Twitter Frontend Without Javascript That You Can Host For Others

hjenkins hjenkins at uvic.ca
Sun Nov 14 21:17:25 GMT 2021

It seems likely to be shut down by Twitter at the API end once it 
becomes sufficiently popular. It would be interesting if it could also 
have Twitter-like functionality entirely independent of Twitter, so you 
could use it to mirror your tweeting (and any appropriately-licensed 
tweeting) to Twitter and one or more open alternatives:


I'd be very happy to see some organizations using something like that.

On 2021-11-13 20:28, Sandy Harris wrote:
> Worth including?
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 6:02 AM
> Subject: Nitter - A Twitter Frontend Without Javascript That You Can
> Host For Others
> To: <cypherpunks at cpunks.org>
> https://github.com/zedeus/nitter
> A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on 
> privacy.
> Inspired by the Invidious project.
>     No JavaScript or ads
>     All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Twitter
>     Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
>     Uses Twitter's unofficial API (no rate limits or developer account 
> required)
>     Lightweight (for @nim_lang, 60KB vs 784KB from twitter.com)
>     RSS feeds
>     Themes
>     Mobile support (responsive design)
>     AGPLv3 licensed, no proprietary instances permitted
> 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 most cases serves pages faster (eg.
> timelines load 2-4x faster).
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