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“We could continue to flock to Twitter and Facebook — we could keep paying those who have and will rip off democracy for a stock price — or we could turn our backs and help the open web instead.” …

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The way the soup has hit the fan with Cambridge Analytica kind of looks like a bat signal to save the open web. 

We’ve literally placed the open web behind a paywall, simply by not giving a shit.

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Great, thoughtful piece on WordPress, AMP, Tide, and the health of the open web with lots of interesting links to explore.

“WordPress has democratised screwing up 30% of the web” 13 more words


“The young progressives grew up in a time when platform monopolies like Facebook were so dominant that they seemed inextricably intertwined into the fabric of the internet.

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“Google was just trying to imitate their social media competition, not realizing that they had a much more powerful platform for encouraging the use of the open web that could have disrupted the disrupters.” …

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Whither the Blogroll: The RSS Revival, Feedbase, Dynamic OPML Subcriptions, and a Following Page

I recall removing the Links Manager from WordPress back in 2012 amidst snickers about how old school and old fashioned blogrolls were in the age of social media. 257 more words

Open Web