Yay amazon. On that note, if you've been using Goodreads to post what you're reading on your socials, as a lot of my followers seem to be doing, that's going away too. If you were logging in via Twitter go and set a goodreads password. Or just leave. I'm thinking about that.
RT @newsycombinator
Goodreads plans to retire API access, disables existing API keys joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

On that note, this really got me feeling nostalgic for the days when all these sites were more open and had API's, how I could just use Miranda or Adium to do all my instant messaging and all that. Now my phone has 8 apps in the messaging folder, 7 of which I use regularly...

Same for social media. Who remembers things like YouView or the combined social media feed in the windows 8 people app. Before someone answers me with the typical arguments - bots are a problem, everyone wants control over the layout and where and how many ads they push at you...


I know about them. Doesn't change the fact I think this state of things sucks. Especially for us SR users where these first party sites are often bloated or have accessibility issues. Anyway, thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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