Reshared post from +Alexander Howard
So… Facebook has "deprecated" frictionless sharing of what people are reading. Announcement from earlier today: "In order to provide users with experiences that meet their expectations, we will no longer approve custom actions that publish stories as people consume content. These apps must use the appropriate built-in actions or create a different sharing experience. "-Henry Zhang, Facebook http://j.mp/Rh5Tm6
I've never used an app, particularly a newsreader, that did this. For me — and others, like, whose post I've share din this one — automagically sharing whatever you read is quite problematic.
What this boils down to is that developers will now have to code in actions like “Watch,” “Read,” “Listen” or “Follow" to share something — adding some intentional friction.
That, I like.
The end of social – O’Reilly Radar
If you want to tell me what you listen to, I care. But if sharing is nothing more than a social application feed that’s constantly updated without your volition, then it’s just another form of spam.
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