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twtxt is a decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers.

You want to get some thoughts out on the internet in a convenient and slick way while also following the gibberish of others? Instead of signing up at a closed and/or regulated microblogging platform, getting your status updates out with twtxt is as easy as putting them in a publicly accessible text file. The URL pointing to this file is your identity, your account. twtxt then tracks these text files, like a feedreader, and builds your unique timeline out of them, depending on which files you track. The format is simple, human readable, and integrates well with UNIX command line utilities.


  • A beautiful command-line interface.
  • Asynchronous HTTP requests.
  • Integrates well with existing tools (scp, cut, echo, date, etc.) and your shell.
  • Don’t like the official client? Tweet using ``` echo -e "date -Im\tHello world!" >> twtxt.txt ``` !


Registries are designed to aggregate several users' statuses into a single location, facilitating the discovery of new users to follow and allowing the search of statuses for tags and key words.