Many people express the opinion that I am on facebook a whole lot. I am not. I am only ever on facebook for the mercenary reason that I wish to persuade people to do things for me for free, which is infrequent.
However, Facebook, business-plan-be-praised, doesn’t want to let it look like a void of empty performance of fake-smile social favour vampires, so they do their best to animate the stinking corpse of my facebook profile, and make it appear that interesting things are happening. So easy to look like you actually log in! Wow! Much peer engagement! Very influencer!
And Twitter; Who has time for the twitters? People who manage your “engagement” with their “brand”, that’s who.
But don’t worry, social media’s woefully dysfunctional profit motive makes it easy for you to look like an engaged individual.
Anyway, you are supposed to be on social media these days, so the important thing is to occasionally trickle some fake personality into those social media profiles, so that your brand bursts or pops or whatever brands do these days.
- IFTTT is the classic here, although they’ve been a bunch of cocks recently.
- conditionalactionprogrammer has very hot AI tech to do this, by Microsoft
- Botize might be lesser cocks than ifttt? Their interface is nicer to my eyes
- zapier might be lesser cocks than ifttt? They cost money, but come more highly recommended, e.g. by NGO ninja Joe Moran
- trigger-happy is an open source one and it supports pelican.
- more gray-hat, you can buy automated bots to do facebook/instagram etc shit for you; specifically, stuff that requires genuine human interaction that is NOT supported by the manufacturers APIs. Dropping $200 for that seems like a lot, but it would hypothetically save more than a few hours’ coding if that were your thing
Joe Moran, BTW, discloses a bunch of amazing time-saving tips for manufacturing a veneer of humanity for your mechanical actions, and is essential listening.