Well known consumer tech leaker, @evleaks, has posted on his Twitter page that he will finally retire, putting an end to two years of newsworthy phone scoops and tech leaks.
Evan Blass, or most commonly known online as @evleaks, has posted this message on his Twitter page yesterday: “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]”
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014
In an interview with The Next Web, Evan Blass explained his reasons for quitting @evleaks. According to Blass, it is mostly because of monetization challenges and his “progressively worsening disease”, multiple sclerosis, which he has to financially prepare himself better for the future.
“These matters are always somewhat complicated, but like many things, it mostly comes down to money. Trying to monetize a stream of Twitter leaks is not easy. First I tried monthly sponsorships. Then weekly. Then single sponsored tweets. I took donations — felt like online panhandling.
I also started a website, and it’s actually done somewhat respectably, but with all the leaks going out on Twitter anyway, people have little incentive to visit, and most of my tech-savvy-heavy audience seem to be pretty heavy ad-block users, as well. It all adds up to an unsustainable living, and with a progressively worsening disease, I need to make sure I can prepare myself better for the future, financially.”
As for his retirement, Blass stated that he’s not actually quitting work but rather will move on to a new and more stable career.