Unsocial Media

There’s something unsociable about social media that doesn’t want to share…

Just had an email from WordPress to tell me that Facebook will be shutting off the sharing function from WordPress to Facebook, which I use to share my blog posts on the Facebook profile. It’s possible that will impact my account at Blipfoto too, which is set to do likewise.

I guess it’s possible Facebook is finding the free independent content too attractive and distracting from the interminable paid for adverts that swamp their normal timelines. But take note. Apart from my blog and my blip I share almost no personal content. There are a couple of Facebook groups that I admin, and some I’d prefer not to be without, but my Facebook account may be about to go a bit quiet.

If you want me, you know where I am.

Hey, you could even subscribe!

 

Hello Mark,
We wanted to update you about an upcoming change Facebook is introducing to their platform, and which affects how you may share posts from your website to your Facebook account.
Starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the WordPress.​com tool that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook)…
While Facebook says it is introducing this change to improve their platform and prevent the misuse of personal profiles, we believe that eliminating cross-posting from WordPress is another step back in Facebook’s support of the open web
The WordPress.com Team

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