Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced yesterday, Saturday, July 1, a number of reading limits for users on Twitter. The reason for this measurement came after the billionaire explained that they are trying to combat extreme levels of data scrapping and system manipulation. The limitations are said to be temporary, according to Musk, who later detailed the different caps each user has.
To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts to 300/day
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023
Following the announcement, an immediate reaction with backlash and complaints emerged from users. As a result, people all over the Internet have decided to create their own accounts on different platforms which do not have the reading limit Twitter has. These are some of the options users have been considering:
This social network was born one year before Twitter. Here, people have the chance to interact with people over subreddits and community groups.
This one is probably the most similar app to Twitter. Its creator, Jack Dorsey, was a Twitter co-founder in 2006. It has the same functionalities as Elon Musk’s platform, so text, videos, and images can be posted. However, the application collapsed after a massive number of users attempted to enter.
This platform gained popularity after Elon Musk was confirmed as the new Twitter CEO. It works by communities and users must be invited into them to be able to interact.
This platform centers around audio, but still, pictures and videos can be posted in “channels.” It is mostly targeted toward gamers and people who stream.
Elon Musk stated that the restriction is temporary and that the limits will increase for users in the future. However, no specific dates were announced. In this sense, must users consider that the new adjustment will operate in the platform for a long time.