Favstar is for sale

The domain name can be used however you choose. If you'd like to run a social network on favstar.fm, my recommendation for an acquirer would be to setup a Mastadon instance, or another open social network. I could introduce you to someone who could assist with this. Among the many benefits, you’d be starting fresh with a vibrant community, with full control of the messaging and data.

If you’re interested in making an offer in the five figure range, you’re welcome to email offers@favstar.fm, and we can talk through the details. I’m interested in keeping this transition simple.

Tim Haines



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Favstar started in May 2009, and in it’s early years was a huge hit with people new to Twitter, up-and-coming comedians, tech folk, reporters, celebrities, and people looking for a quick route to the best tweets. You could visit Favstar, and almost be guaranteed a laugh, whatever your sense of humor.

At Favstar’s peak it was serving over 50 million visits a month. Not bad for a site operated from a single web-server by a single person.

During December 2017 Twitter stated that on June 19th 2018 they will be shutting down the method that Favstar and other third-party Twitter apps use to receive your Tweets, Likes, and Retweets. You can read more about this on Apps of a Feather.

Twitter wrote that they’ll be replacing this with another method of data access, but have not been forthcoming with the details or pricing. Favstar can’t continue to operate in this environment of uncertainty.

Favstar will go offline on June 19th 2018.

Favstar Pro is no longer for sale. Anyone who has a Favstar Pro Membership beyond June 19th will receive a refund.

So long, and thanks for all the laughs,

Tim Haines