Twister is a little known p2p twitter alternative that uses blockchain and bittorrent technology. Not very many people use twister which is discouraging but the technology powering it is nevertheless genius. Please note that twister is not anonymous by default, I'll cover how to set up twister to run over tor in a future blog maybe.
This blog will be a quick tutorial on building and setting up twister on debian stable.
Building from source and configuring
Right now the most straight forward way of getting the most up to date version of twister is to build from source, there are some Ubuntu PPAs but those leave a bad taste in my mouth and tend to break installs on occasion.
Building from source can be daunting especially for newbies, this will simplify the process as much as possible.
For those unfamiliar with terminal conventions, any line prefixed with
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