Belong.io started on November 29, 2013
, a weird little aggregator tracking trending links from around 2,000 interesting people on Twitter, emphasizing newly-launched projects and single-serving sites over news articles.
Over time, Belong developed a small cult following, with fans building bots and RSS feeds to keep track of what appeared here.
Ten years after it launched, in April 2023, Twitter suspended Belong's API token. Truth be told, it was already dying as those interesting people slowed down their Twitter usage, or left entirely in the wake of Elon Musk's acquisition and a series of decisions that summarily ruined it as a platform for creative experimentation.
The archives will remain online, a time capsule of the days when Twitter was a place to find interesting things on the internet.
So long, and thanks for all the links.— Andy Baio