Everest Pipkin Blasts Twitter for Paywalling API, Ending Era of Art and Research Twitter Bots

“We all knew this was inevitable, it is practically the only result when making work for a platform outside of your control. But even so. [This is] an actively destructive policy that really caps the era.”
– American software artist Everest Pipkin, on Twitter’s decision to paywall access to their API. Unless their authors pay up, countless art and research projects including Pipkin’s Twitter bots Tiny Star Field and Moth Generator will stop working on February 9th.
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