Ben Brooks is d-o-n-e DONE:
There’s no excuse to add content to Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit right now. There are only shitty justifications like “I need to promote my site so advertisers pay me more to do my podcast” or “Oh, but I’ll miss it; it has valuable information I use all the time.” Both are correct statements; no debating that. But what is the price of letting egomaniacs ruin unique little businesses, destroy trust, mistreat workers, mistreat society, and break apart core democratic values? Or letting them dictate politics in even the slightest way? Or even working for them for free as all users are, but also moderators on Reddit — providing all the valuable content for “their” platforms?
Totally fucking bullshit.
I still have one site where I push posts to Facebook. I hate that I feel like I have to do it, but it’s one of these cases where I feel like I don’t have a choice.
It’s not something I make any money from, but I do want people to be able read what I’m writing and if I don’t push the posts to Facebook, literally no one ever sees them.