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?

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Cross posting and automatic posting is far from being the same. I happily read anyone’s automatic post linking to their new article, but more often than not I really dislike crossposts, especially RTs.

Also keep in mind that cross posting wouldn’t be necessary if silos were using open protocols…

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