Update: May 18, 2023. It took a few weeks, but Twitter finally shut off our API access. Though we were in limbo for a bit, we can now confirm that our services have been disconnected and Twitter is no longer part of Jetpack Social.
In early April, we experienced an unexpected suspension of our Twitter API access. This access is what powers Jetpack Social, which in turn helps you automatically share your blog posts to Twitter. Though the service was restored that same day, it turns out that there were bigger changes looming on the horizon.
Twitter decided, on short notice, to dramatically change the terms and pricing of the Twitter API. We have attempted to work with Twitter in good faith to negotiate new terms, but we have not been able to reach an agreement. As a result, the Twitter connection on Jetpack Social will cease to work, and your blog posts will no longer be auto-shared to Twitter.
You will still be able to share your posts to Twitter manually by pasting the post link into the body of your tweet.
In addition, you can still auto-share your posts to Tumblr, Facebook, and Linkedin. In the near future, we are adding the ability to auto-share to Instagram and Mastodon. We are continuing to release new features in Jetpack Social, so keep an eye on the Jetpack blog for more updates.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes for your website and marketing efforts. We wish the outcome had been different, but our customers are always our primary concern, and we’re not willing to compromise the experience or value you receive from Jetpack.
I found my account at twitter suspended just for calling a clumsy ice skater a “tranny.” He wore a woman’s outfit when he tried figure skating in a professional competition, fell down several times, and needed to be helped up by one of the real women ice skaters. A day or two later, I found an email saying my account was suspended until I deleted the tweet. I’m sure that Elon Musk never knew about it, that it was just some asshole manager, who thought I needed to be more “polite” and to “moderate” my comments. I’ve never posted some “awesome google job” link or anything pornographic or anything like that. Ever.
But I will NOT delete a harmless, but rude tweet.
So much for “free speech” on twitter.
Twitter’s definition of freedom of speech is something that only they deem acceptable.
I was suspended last year despite explaining my tweet and retracting it. I could continue with a different account, but I won’t. To hell with them.
As a reminder, every Reader can share our articles on your favorite social media programs. Getting the honest word out about Ukraine is our mission here and all of you can help. Just click on your favorite Social Media icon at the end of an interesting article and share it with the world.
As one of the Administrators here I see feedback from Readers and sometimes people write they’re quite surprised and pleased to see our site and its content. Thanks to all the Editors here, you’re doing amazing work and helping Ukraine more than you know. Slava Ukraini!
I’m always glad to hear about the positive feedback from our audience. Thanks, Red.
I probably should post some of the feedback on our private site. It should be interesting.
If you have time, Red, why not?
Be careful what you wish for bro, lol…