Over a hundred and eighty thousand followers of the popular leaker @evleaks, with their insatiable thirst to know what’s coming, will now have to find another source, as Evan Blass has called it quits after just 2 years.
Although there have been a few leaks which were not very genuine, most of his leaks about the smartphones have proved to be true which helped him get almost 187,000 followers on Twitter including several big names in the tech world.
Blass has announced his retirement in his Twitter account with a tweet that read, “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT],” which was re-tweeted by his thousands of followers.
Blass in an interview with The Next Web, explained that one of the main reasons for his retirement was money even though he had fun sharing leaks with everyone.
He has also shared the reason for his retirement which turns out to be the difficulties in monetizing his Twitter stream. To balance it out, he launched a website which again turned out to be another difficult task as a big chunk of his tech savvy audience used ad blockers to prevent ads which resulted in ads getting very little traffic generating insufficient funds for him.
Blass is also battling the invisible illness multiple sclerosis which is “progressively worsening” which has necessitated him to be better prepared financially for the future. Before starting @evleaks, Blass has worked as a senior editor for the technology blog Engadget from 2005 to 2008 and as a managing editor at pocketnow.com.
Blass’ retirement is unexpected and several of his followers have wished him the best which he acknowledged in a tweet thanking them for their support.