numericcitizen
numericcitizen

Wondering something this morning: if Threads was to offer “free” APIs, would developers embrace them or think again and remember about Twitter and Reddit snafu? I bet they would embrace them.

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@numericcitizen The problem with "remember the other bad things" is that it's much easier for you and I to think that but reality is reality; people need work, and Meta is a behemoth with access to those opportunities.

The wiser developers will take advantage of that API but build in safety measures so that they can avoid getting as easily ruined as before. Though, I can't imagine that is an easy task to accomplish.

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@SimonWoods in other non-news: I can't wait for governments to look into "social graph monopoly" and start anti-trust procedures...

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SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@numericcitizen That would be good.

Once people care*, the government has to do something. In my youth, of those registered to vote in this country only 33% bothered to do so; what government would take seriously the complaint of a citizenry that can't even bother to vote?

* caring = actually doing something in the world

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@SimonWoods agreed.

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