Wed 13 Aug 2014 09:36 AM
After some searching, I gave up on finding a solution that mirrors the Facebook feed. The same information, more or less, is posted to Twitter. And Twitter provides widgets for mirroring feeds.
However, actually getting one of the Twitter widgets required registering for Twitter. So I did. I had no interest in having a Twitter account for actually tweeting, but whatever.
Almost immediately, I got a notification that someone I know is now following me on Twitter.
[Insert hold music: dum dah dum, doo doo]
I got distracted mid rant. Returning to finish the post, I realized that I might actually prefer Twitter to social microblogging alternatives like posting on Facebook or Google+.
Twitter posts are in many ways like tiny webpages: You can get at them with third-party clients. They are public things that you can link to. You can aggregate or sort them in different ways.
Those are things which are good about the web.
Facebook posts and comments, in contrast, are kept inside Facebook's private garden. You can't link to them. You're at the mercy of Facebook's interface. And Facebook will filter what you and others see in whatever ways they decide to use for now.
So maybe I should use my Twitter account.
from: Matt Brown
Sun 17 Aug 2014 10:24 AM
Was that me? It occurred to me after the fact that it might be kind of creepy.
from: Administrator (P.D. Magnus)
Mon 18 Aug 2014 10:51 AM
Yes, but not creepy at all.