On Facebook RSS Import

Dear Facebook,

I have just noticed that when I tried to import my blog's RSS into your platform using the built-in site import, you automatically import them into your "Notes" application. That's not how RSS works—you're supposed to just link it to the site of the story itself, perhaps with a short excerpt from the description. You're not supposed to post the entire story and call them posted on your own platform.

I guess, that's your real goal... having people not leave Facebook at all, huh? Lucky for me I don't allow your applications to post directly to my Wall. I'll be writing my own RSS reader that actually posts links to the Wall when I have the time.

tl;dr: Provide links from RSS feeds, not entire posts.


Rant Blogger Extraordinaire,

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