Now that I have given in to the fact that if I ever want anyone to read my long-forms I’ll have to go through Twitter, I am curious about the nature of cross-posting videos. Medium doesn’t do videos (or much of anything else useful, apparently); but, I definitely want my videos to pop up on Tumblr and Twitter.
Tumblr requires an extra step (replacing the your browser does not support video with the video) which is a little cumbersome but totally doable.
Twitter replacements require copying the text, deleting the tweet, and composing a new tweet with pasted text and the video.
The question, then, is whether the platform APIs allow for cross-posting video (in which case I lean on @manton for evolving the cross-post logic) or whether there is an API level barrier.
Side note: I am also playing around in my head with the idea of some form of HTML comment-based API from which platform specific data may be embedded into Micro.blog posts from which they could be parsed out for cross-posting (such as hashtags).