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Flickr, continued

A’ight so as I was typing before, Flickr has changed some things about how they do things after they got themselves bought by SmugMug. However, for our purposes the big change actually happened years and years ago, when Flickr officially deprecated the MetaWeblogAPI.

However, they did not disable it, as you can see on many posts on this here blargh site. What they did do is hide those URLs that are not longer supported, specifically this one:

Flickr: Your Blogs – https://www.flickr.com/blogs.gne

I’m putting that on it’s own line so it’s obvious where the hell you’re supposed to go. So once you’re on that page be aware you can remove links but you cannot add links. They also took away the ability to configure things on their end (like the size of images, the caption, that kind of shit).

Right now I’m thinking of letting it be since it doesn’t bother me too much, but I’m going to have to be on the lookout for a WP plugin that pulls photos in, as opposed to having Flickr push pictures onto here.

This is annoying: Swarm

I really dislike it when companies do things like this:

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Foursquare the application itself is on the open web, but it is now a shell of its former self after Foursquare the company spun out the check-in abilities into Swarm the app.

An app, not an application. An app that you have to install on your device through its respective app market. Someone sent me an invite to friend them on it but since I don’t have the app I can’t do anything with it. Trying to friend the person on foursquare is a no-go. The functionality doesn’t exist anymore.

It’s a bit sad, really, that they’ve resorted to these tactics to get you to download their app.

Malware you willingly decide to put on your devices, for their benefit

Time passed, Free to Play became a thing. I went from company to company. Each time, every new project became less and less about how we can do cool things, and more about how we can track and target users to get the most whales possible, boost chart position and retain users to shove as many ads on them as possible.

Source: “We Own You” – Confessions of an Anonymous Free to Play Producer | TouchArcade