I have mixed feelings on FB closing down API posts (ex. from WordPress, or IFTTT, or Buffer) to personal profiles. It probably will cut down on spam, but it also locks you further into their silo. (You can still write elsewhere and link back to it on FB, but you have to do it manually.)

Then again, isn't that also the argument against automatically cross-posting birdsite to Mastodon? That if you're not actually on the platform, you're not really participating?

@KelsonV I know some of the irritation here with Twitter crossposters was that the sheer volume of posts could be overwhelming for their followers, but since they weren't or were rarely on here it was hard to get through to say 'hey can you maybe limit your crossposter or something'.

(And I think with one of the crossposters it wasn't possible to post toots as unlisted or CW'd, which was an extra set of issues.)


@dartigen Now that you mention it, I remember the suggestions to skip RTs and such.

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