Daily Archives: 2023-05-31

Had a call with Reddit to discuss pricing. Bad news for third-party apps

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Wow, reddit really is trying to suicide. $12,000/50 million requests and no access to marked NSFW content through the API basically kills 3rd party clients, their first-party client is such a shitshow of bad UX, privacy invasion, and advertising I don't think many core users will stick with them if that's the option (and the structure of reddit means if the mods and high-activity users leave and/or are replaced by corporate scambots, they're done). We've seen it happen to Digg and Tumblr and Twitter. It's a shame, there's a ton of relatively good content (particularly in the sense that it isn't _entirely_ overrun with marketing spam like many quarters) locked up in reddit, I wonder where the great nerd migration will go next. I'd be kind of pleased if it were a cluster of major Lemmy instances or something similarly more open.
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