I was wondering if it is technically viable to create a browser extention that can add a “Share to Your Diaspora Account” on all posts in the news feed?
I’ve tried to contact big-name content creators (like news and magazine pages) to create a/c on diaspora as well, so people could not feel they’re missing out on the content they needed, once they switch to Diaspora. Most of them refused even to answer my query.
We shall use our abandoned FB accounts to extract such posts from a single source that (will have to unsubscribe others) come into our News Feed, and share them over to an anonymous diaspora a/c cleverly labeled to show who the content actually pertains to.
e.g. For say, “XYZ News” we can create a diaspora a/c named “XYZ News Posts on My FB”.
Other Diasporians can add these Diaspora account into their aspects and shall never miss “XYZ News’s FB Posts”.
Use a cloud service (the one giving out 1yr trial) to run a VM. Install the said “Browser extension” Log into your FB a/c with only one page subscribed. Use auto-clicking software to share posts from your FB feed to the Diaspora a/c named “XYZ News Posts on my FB”.
Facebook expressedly prohibits any auto.ated extraction of its posts, but this is only valid if we tinker with FB’s code etc. We’re free to do whatever we want to with the posts we recieve in our newsfeed. Using an auto-click software on our own browser doesnt violate FB’s T&C.
As for the content creators, whatever they post on FB can be freely shared. So, there’s no legal issue with that. Unless we try to claim that the a/c belongs to XYZ news, everything should be fine.
For people who just want to use it for all of their page subscriptions, can use the same method,. They just need not to unsubscribe from any page. And they can set up the share button to share to their own Diaspora A/c.
Cc: @denschub Maybe, you can put on your browser-developer hat, and see if this is a good idea.