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For craps sake. I make the mistake of following someone's link to a twitter message, and it takes about 15 seconds to load up the page on my phone, and a click to explain that for the billionth time that I don't want their application.

All to read 200+ characters of the content.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but how did we consider this to be acceptable? This could be load faster on an modem if done with just the least bit of effort.

@cell I do, on my desktop. This was on mobile and the Nitter extension doesn't work in Firefox on Android.

If you have a solution to this, I'd be very grateful.

@loke @cell

To expand a little: I'm not sure that handles Twitter links inside a web page. But in general it registers as a handler for Twitter/ YT/ Insta links, rewrites them and then pops up a dialog asking how to open that rewritten URL.

@loke This is Twitter we are talking about, they scrapped their legacy, universally compatible non-Javascript interface just because they could. About their only saving grace is they had enough decency to kick DJT off of their platform.

@loke Sounds like engagement with their site is more important than optimization. It's just as fun on iOS or a Nexus 7 running Ubuntu Touch.

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