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Twitter explore now seems to require an account in order to use it.

Twitter is also testing making it so you have to have an account to view tweets.

When you share Twitter links understand that you're now making an implicit agreement that your audience has a Twitter account.

Proceed accordingly.

(Note: Yes, I know nitter exists. Also please refrain from telling me about alternatives to Twitter on the fediverse. This should be obvious but apparently the ELI5 is strong with some folks)

birdsite 

@craigmaloney nitter exists, but Twitter ratelimits it to hell, so it doesn't exist.

birdsite 

@nivex @craigmaloney Schrödingers Nitter I see 🙈

birdsite 

@craigmaloney The only thing that kind of surprises me is that it took so long for Twitter to make the move. Instagram is already doing it this way, and Facebook for the most part. It was only a matter of time before Twitter followed suit.

birdsite 

@craigmaloney im getting a very inconsistent experience with this.

Yesterday it was working fine. Before that I kept getting linked to "log into twitter" but if I refreshed the page it worked fine (but I had to do it for every page I browsed which was obnoxious). Maybe something changed today but theyre very much going to make twitter an annoying experience if you dont have an account or refuse to log in on that device.

birdsite 

@craigmaloney some people have to tell you why you are wrong for examining twitter instead of examining the issues that walled gardens cause

birdsite 

@craigmaloney if you take the URL you’re trying to view on Twitter that has a “make an account” pop-up blocking it and then enter it in to your browser as a direct URL, it will refresh with a close able pop-up. It’s extremely irritating and you have to do this for every page you want to view on Twitter beyond the first, but it’s a way to view important posts for now.

birdsite 

@craigmaloney Well that's not good. There's quite a few good threads about LGBTQIA stuff for example on Twitter. Also, all the unchecked crossposters will become even more annoying ... :eyeless_frown:
This might be a silly question, but what does ELI5 stand for?

birdsite 

@Mayana "ELI5" is "explain it like I'm 5 years old".

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