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forwardslash  ·  3532 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What will eventually cause Reddit to lose its popularity?

I was one of the people asking for an API last time we had a influx of reddit users, and I even had a prototype app working off my scraping API. While I love the idea of an API, I realize that most websites who create one follow the same trend: release a public API, get free traffic from creative devs, then cut back on the API as it serves the business needs of the site. We do hope to find a sustainable way to release an API or otherwise extend the hubski community, but we don't want to make the same mistakes others have.