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Alexa rankNegative increase 6,451 (April 2014)[1]
LaunchedJuly 2009[2]

Favstar (also known as favstar.fm) was an online service that tracks Twitter and Twitter usage. Favstar uses data from user "favorites" - or when a Twitter post is bookmarked (starred) by individual users.[3] As posts, or tweets, are given more stars, specific posts move up in rankings according to different criteria, including recent posts, newer posts, and all-time favorites.

It was announced that Favstar would shut down operations on 19 June 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Favstar.fm Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ "Favstar.fm Makes The Twitter "Favorite" Less Of An Unwanted Step-Child". TechCrunch. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Favstar.fm - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers". Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  4. ^ Favstar says it will shut down June 19 as a result of Twitter’s API changes for data streams