Hi @fakeologist –
Jetpack’s social auto-sharing feature, formerly known as Publicize, has been free since it was first released 10 years ago. During that time, it rarely received any significant updates, and the features that have been added were only available with a paid plan.
With over 1 million posts shared per day, we’re excited to start giving our sharing feature the time it deserves. We now have a dedicated team working full-time to take auto-sharing to the next level, along with several other planned features, collectively known as Jetpack Social.
If you’re a casual user, you can continue to make up to 30 social shares per 30 days for free, but if you share more than 30 times, you can upgrade to the new Basic plan.
You can check our FAQ page for more information, but if you still have questions, please let us know.
i may have been harsh but the price is way out of wack 10/year at most.