Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end.
Nitter’s advantages are:
- All requests go through the backend — the client never talks to Twitter
- Lightweight (profiles pages tend be 60 KB instead of 600 KB)
- RSS feeds
Nitter is on average around 15 times lighter than Twitter, and in some cases serves pages faster.
Nitter has a number of browser extensions maintained by the community.
In the future an account system will be added. This will allow you follow Twitter users, allowing you to have a clean chronological timeline without needing a Twitter account.