cross-posted from https://lemmy.world/post/71139

‘Unlike some of the 3P [third-party] apps, we are not profitable,’ Steve Huffman says in defending the move to charge for high-volume API access.

  • @Skidmark
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    8 months ago

    I can understand the need to be profitable especially as capital has been more and more restricted. I think the decision to price the APIs such that the third party apps have to call it quits is going to end up hurting them though. This reddit migration is a self imposed wound and has driven people to federated alternatives.

    At least speaking for myself, I’m going to try to avoid any Reddit clone that doesn’t federate with other platforms. The idea of centralizing everything strikes me as defeating the purpose of moving away from reddit.