The inspiration was mostly Twitter itself and seeing people read and write really really long threads on Twitter. So I thought it'd be a good idea to have a platform available for people to read news, articles, in a format that they usually read in.

What it does

It parses any article into a thread that looks like Twitter

How I built it

I built it using the new Next.js framework and deployed it on Vercel. As for the backend, I used Node.js / Express and MongoDB, and deployed it on Railway

Challenges I ran into

I ran into many challenges and sleepless nights while making this. The design of the website was made completely from scratch which means designing every single component to look like Twitter. While it may not be pixel perfect, it is a pretty accurate representation.


Recreation of the Twitter design in a month

What's next for threadRoll

I look forward to improve and promote this product even more for people who like reading in this format.

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