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dlvr.it fail

Sunday,  01/24/16  08:56 AM

yay, a new interface to learnOne of things I dislike more than other things is when new versions suck.

So I use this little service called dlvr.it, which monitors the RSS feed of my blogs, and when there's a new post it automatically relays it as a link to Facebook, Twitter, and (in the case of my business blog) to LinkedIn.  It worked great.

Yesterday they were down all day - no notifications on Twitter to say what happened - and today I discovered that they posted a bunch of links to Facebook as pictures.  They've launched a new version and it doesn't work.

Yay, a whole new interface to learn ... said nobody, ever.  But aside from the whole new interface which nobody wants to learn, it doesn't even work!  What's wrong with these people, don't they test?  There must be ten of thousands of blogs with hundreds of thousands of items which were mis-posted overnight, and thousands of people like me upset this morning.  Blech.

In addition to manually deleting the photos and manually posting the links, I had to blog about how crummy they are.  A complete waste of time.  Well, onward into the day (anyway)!

[Coda: four days later, they fixed it!  Same as it ever was ... once in a lifetime ... water flowing underground.]

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