This morning, I discovered that my Twitter account is “rate-limited”. Actually, everyone’s account is rate-limited.
So I’m only allowed to read 600 tweets per day. What that means in practical terms, since I follow about 800 people, when I first log in Twitter will access all the tweets made by those people overnight, and then…I’ve reached my limit within minutes, and I’m done. That’s all it takes, Twitter is over for me before I take my first sip of coffee.
I pity all those people who are paying $8 a month to get privileged access — now nobody is going to read their prioritized tweets, except other blue check users, and even then, only until they finish their breakfast, and then they’ll be done, too.
Brilliant move, Elon. Just shut it down.
Meanwhile, I’m on @email@example.com.
I don’t follow Elon Musk, but does he even realize that he’s just effectively blocked people who do? Probably not.