Nitter: A Lightweight Alternative Interface To Twitter

Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end.

Nitter’s advantages are:

  • No JavaScript or ads
  • All requests go through the backend — the client never talks to Twitter
  • Prevents Twitter from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
  • Lightweight (profiles pages tend be 60 KB instead of 600 KB)
  • RSS feeds

Currently, I suggest using the Nitter Actionstack instance if you are in the U.S. — here is the Nitter Actionstack search page. There are also a number of other instances.

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.

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