It's even worse than it appears..
Thursday May 4, 2023; 10:22 AM EDT
  • As a user, I no longer want to have to visit five sites to see what's new. I no longer want to have to copy/paste my writing into those same five sites. #
  • Each social net we belong to should have a feed coming out of it, virtually or for real, that contains a stream of all messages from accounts I'm subscribed to. How they do it behind the interface is up to each network, as with TCP/IP. #
  • Each network must present the same highly-factored easy to support and impossible to break API with libraries for all major platforms. #
  • It's up to each platform, or independent developers working on its behalf, to adapt their native protocol to the internet format. #
  • Also -- see the podcast I did on this topic.#

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