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Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 6, 2018.
Apple should give users the option
Facebook app should be an option and an “Option only” option on the App Store. Nothing should be integrated into the Apple IOS. Facebook these days follows you around like porn and spy material.
I run 3 OS X versions concurrently, two of them being Mavericks and HighSierra. In High Sierra I was able (as of now, Jan 4, 2019) to share:
A tweet from Share menu in Notification Center. Facebook Status update failed with the message "Connection failure".
Pictures to both Twitter and Facebook via Share option in Photos. Flickr failed to authorize my credentials again and again even with the newer OAuth 2 protocol.
Sharing to YouTube works as expected.
As to #1 a little warning: when I clicked on "Send" in Twitter message sheet an alert popped up telling me to re-enter my password for my Twitter account in Internet Accounts prefpane. After I did that I was able to send the status update. Likewise, Facebook alert appeared however that didn't restore sharing but instead gave me ability to share from Photos.
I installed it on a separate partition in the end of December. I was able to send tweets and get Facebook notifications. However after some time Facebook notifications stopped working just like in every other OS X version and any attempts to update my status from Notification Center repeatedly resulted in "Connection failure" error message.
Today I got the same "Connection failure" message when trying to send a tweet. I switched to High Sierra and trying to do the same there got an alert that I need to re-enter my password (see above). Switching back to Mavericks I found that I now could send tweets from Notification Center.
Sharing to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube is broken completely across all apps, including Safari.
The only good integration that works flawlessly in every OS X version is Vimeo. It's unbelievable and amazing that such greedy behemoths as Google, Facebook and Apple would twist users' hands, capriciously changing and modifying features so as to cause numerous obstacles on behalf of "security" when smaller platforms like Vimeo support uploading from OS's as old as Lion: I actually can share to Vimeo from iMovie 9 and QuickTime in Lion.
I hate to be gloating, however I can't but note with content that in fact so much talked-about social integration of OS X was NOT worth upgrading from Lion, thus, effectively making the circle complete and being in ruins. We got back to 2012, pre-Mountain Lion: no Facebook, no Twitter, no LinkedIn, no GameCenter, just CalDAV, cardDAV, WebDAV, Server and Google - the same set we had back then. Haha, that's marvelous.
To support here's the screencapture of sharing in HighSierra.
Update. Apparently integration with Twitter is dead in Mavericks too - the error returned. Be damned, corporations!
Apple deciding what you can and can't do with your computer isn't "Good".
They're not. Nothing says Facebook/Twitter/Vimeo/whatever can't participate in the normal OS conventions and provide share targets in their apps. Apple should never have gotten into the whole pick-and-choose of which ones they were going to build into the OS in the first place.
There's a difference between "nothing says" what can or cannot be possible and what you have at the moment. Social integration that Apple bragged about was expected by the end-user to stand to their declarations and last longer, and there was demand. Also there's indeed huge difference between built-in system-level plugins and supposed 3rd party ones that's not at all clear as to whether it will become reality some day when you had just the same thing not long ago.
By this type of logic Apple should've never gotten into using Google Maps for so long in their apps and Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom etc in their hardware. So what? Apparently, even Apple didn't think they could provide in-house solutions for every aspect of UX regarding their software and hardware. There's this rogue bit in the division of labour that you can never be sure for how long the goodies you enjoy will be supplied by your manufacturer since all of that is in fact the matter of business agreement between different vendors and has the potential to disrupt the idyll at any moment with "consumer satisfaction" going aside. It's not empowering, it's restrictive. Customers don't care about corporate clashes, intricacies of their politics and other shenanigans, they want to be able to use the product the way they want, not some top guys want them to.
I'm on High Sierra and integration with Vimeo works flawlessly in every OS X version. I can share to Vimeo from iMovie 9, Final Cut Pro and QuickTime Player on Lion, iMovie 10, Final Cut Pro and QTP on Mavericks, the same apps plus Photos on High Sierra.