pump.io, identi.ca and twister

Pump.io is the successor of identi.ca. It’s an open source alternative to twitter.Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 00.46.55

About 4k visitors a week. Not bad for a relatively new website, hey?

Except that identi.ca had at least 40k weekly visitors, possibly even more. And even now it still seems to get ~9k visitors every week.

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And that’s quite a lot considering that no one can really post anything new on identi.ca. I really wonder why this “upgrade” has not been handled in a smoother way that would have retained existing users. Backwards API compatibility would have meant composer and a couple of other social networking tools would have supported pump.io.