Well fook-a-doodle-doo, using twitter via third party apps will soon end: http://apps-of-a-feather.com

Twitteriffic, tweetbot and others still haven’t received access so they can change their code to give their users push-notifications this means no time-line refresh.

After June 19th, 2018, “streaming services” at Twitter will be removed. This means two things for third-party apps:

  1. Push notifications will no longer arrive
  2. Timelines won’t refresh automatically

If you use an app like TalonTweetbotTweetings, or Twitterrific, there is no way for its developer to fix these issues.
We are incredibly eager to update our apps. However, despite many requests for clarification and guidance, Twitter has not provided a way for us to recreate the lost functionality. We’ve been waiting for more than a year.

 

Seems it’s back to blogging, newsletters and chatrooms. Good thing I never shut those down. ;)