It's even worse than it appears..
Monday May 6, 2024; 9:58 AM EDT
  • Some pragmatic notes how cross-posting works these days.#
  • I use regularly: Twitter, Threads, Facebook, Mastodon, Bluesky. #
  • Two that have APIs I can use: Mastodon and Bluesky.#
  • I can't send images to Bluesky via their API, they broke the interface. My way of doing it is now called "legacy." The app that uses that feature doesn't work. But I don't even remotely have the time to go back and fix it.#
  • The items in my linkblog come from this flow. If it appears in my linkblog, it also appears on Masto and Bluesky.#
  • When I want broader distribution, I do this:#
    • Open a new browser window.#
    • Open a tab to Twitter usually. I don't know why.#
    • I write some text into the Twitter tab. #
    • Paste an image if there is one.#
    • I open another tab for Threads, Facebook, Mastodon, Bluesky. #
    • I make one pass to paste the text, another to paste the image.#
    • I click Send in each of the tabs, and get back to what I was doing.#
  • I'm sure a lot of people are doing something very much like this. I can actually witness Jeff Jarvis doing it. I think Jay Rosen probably is too.#
  • One thing that Bluesky may not be aware of is that their character limit is signficantly lower than the others, so sometimes I can't include them in this rotation. #
  • I'd love to see one of these support the features of textcasting. I would give them 100 good netizen points for that, because it wouldn't be long before the others did it, and we'd have a much more complete network writing environment. #

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