Hey y'all, I just want to share https://www.tweetsort.io/ even though it's not something that will make any money. It's my first time having an idea, and then turning that into a functioning website that's more than a blog or static site. It feels good to make stuff. Also, I just want to start being active in this community.
I have many years experience lurking on Reddit. Going to a subreddit and viewing the top posts of all time is one of my favorite past-times. It's a great way to learn and discover new content. On Twitter, I follow some of the most talented people in their respective fields. I wanted a way to see their most popular content.
This project was going to be a 'failure' from the start, in the sense that it won't make money. Even better, it doesn't even show a true representation of all an account's top tweets! The Twitter API limits us to see only an account's last ~3,200 tweets. So accounts with more tweets than that aren't accurately being analyzed. I could pay for premium API access, or web scrape for this data but I don't think either is worth it.
Even with just a few thousand tweet limit, I've been enjoying this tool for myself. For prolific accounts, it gets tweets on average over the last year. So for an account like @realDonaldTrump you can see the top tweets from all of 2020. That in itself has been valuable to me.
There's a few more things I could say, but I'll stop here. If you use the tool and find some great accounts to lurk through using it, please share in the comments! Going forward, it costs nothing to keep the site up, so I'll probably just use it to look through new accounts I come across on Twitter in order to decide if I want to follow them.
Thanks for reading.