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Kunal Bagaria
Kunal Bagaria

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I made a website that makes articles appear like a Twitter thread

Link: threadRoll

So long ago, I came across a product called Thread Reader App, that unrolls Twitter threads into a article format. So this, is exactly the opposite of that.

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But why?

I have been asking myself the same question for weeks while I was making this. Basically, people read really long threads in Twitter. So they are habitual to reading them like that, and may find it nostalgic to read everything that way.

This was made completely from scratch using this tech stack:

React.js [Next.js], Node.js [Express.js], Auth0 [Authentication]
Deployed on: Vercel [Frontend] and Railway [Backend]
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Features:

  • Custom Article Links
  • Save Articles
  • Curated Article Recommendations
  • Share them with others
  • Theme switching

Hope you like it. Any feedback is appreciated in the comments!

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Adam Gordon Bell

Very cool tool.

This could be really cool if it was a tool to help you write a twitter thread from an article
Compare this :
threadroll.app/article?url=https:/...
with this:
twitter.com/adamgordonbell/status/...

The closer you can get to the latter the more valuable it would be. Cool project!

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Kunal Bagaria

Thanks for the feedback, I'll certainly keep improving it

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Dennis Groß (he/him)

Great job, looks cool. :-)

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Kunal Bagaria

Thanks a lot! 😊

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Anshrk

Cool stuff, epic site.

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GrahamTheDevRel • Edited

Complete pointless and an utter waste of time!

My kind of site! Where do I sign up and will you please just take my money already!! 🤣

Brilliantly fun idea!

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Kunal Bagaria

Hi, I'm not sure what to make of this but you can use the website here:
threadroll.app

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GrahamTheDevRel • Edited

Sorry it was my sarcastic way of saying it was a really fun (but a little bit silly) idea and that I liked it. I was trying to be funny (but obviously failed 😋🤣)

I will never learn that sarcasm doesn't always translate well to the written word!

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Kunal Bagaria • Edited

Haha, no worries 🤣
I'm slow in sarcasm anyways

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Jon Randy 🎖️

"This was made completely from scratch using this tech stack"

Bit of an oxymoron

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Bobby Iliev

This is pretty awesome!

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Kunal Bagaria

Thanks a lot! 😊

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Kunal Bagaria

Thanks a lot Chris 😊

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Kunal Bagaria

Appreciate it! 😃