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ImageWhy doesn’t EA allow my favorite network?

A bunch of folks have a favorite Social Media Network that is not an option for attaching to EA. The most common ones that I hear mentioned are Pinterest, Tumblr, & Blogger.  Here are a few reasons why.

1. Connecting & evaluating a network is not easy. There is no standard way for Social Media (SoMe) Networks to communicate with each other. EA must use the network’s API (Application Programming Interface), figure out what the network will allow; then decide how to use that information to calculate a network score.
2. Some SoMe Networks make it difficult or impossible for EA to gather data. Not all SoMe Networks have an API. That is specifically the issue with Pinterest; so there is nothing that EA can do; until PI changes.
3. Some SoMe Networks provide very limited information to third parties. I mentioned this…

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