A tinted screenshot of a tweet from @TwitterDev: Starting February 9, we will no longer support free access to the Twitter API, both v2 and v1.1. A paid basic tier will be available instead รฐยŸยงยต

Twitter shutting down free access to their API on February 9

Two days ago I posted a poll asking folks how they went or are planning to go about their Twitter bots.

Folks who make/used to make Twitter bots, are they still running?

— botwiki.org (@botwiki@mastodon.social) 2023-01-31T18:56:03.100Z

And this morning I woke up to news that settles it for everyone.

I wrote a few thoughts about this stunning and wholly unexpected decision on the Botwiki blog.

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