@Gargron Honestly, it kind of bugs me. It seems like every social network features screenshots of posts from other social networks.
Why? Because they Don't Fucking Federate.
@mike @deadsuperhero @Gargron Yeah, those are 2 separate problems. Links to other social networks would be due to lack of federation. Screenshots, however, are mainly the result of character limit + source deletion protection. I constantly think about the inefficiency and inaccessibility of transporting pictures instead of html. :/
@mike @deadsuperhero @Gargron Of course the UX of sharing a link vs picture plays a big role as well. As does the fact that most social networks bug you into signing in to see the content. If users aren't sure others will se the same content after following a link, screenshot is a safe and easy solution.
I'm guessing 50% of 'viral' Facebook content is Instagram shares of screenshots of Tumblr posts, half of which are screenshots of Twitter threads.
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