I usually resent having to link to TechCrunch but this is spot on: This Industry Is Completely Ridiculous. Let’s Hope It Stays That Way.
But as we move further into the mobile age, it’s clear that Facebook is on the defensive. The problem isn’t with the Facebook mobile app per se, which is elegantly executed and does a fine job of recreating the web experience on a phone or tablet. Rather, the problem is that people don’t want a web-style social network on their mobile devices. They want a simpler, faster, less public, and more intimate way to share with only close friends, the ones they care about the most. They want to swap pictures. They want to say, “I’m here.” They want pieces of Facebook, but not the entire package at once.
From: Wired Top Stories
Once this works everywhere, the web is going to go completely nuts.
mit der 4ten kränkung irrt er sich deshalb aber. (es gibt aber eine andere 4te grosse kränkung der menschheit, die ist aber nicht digital sondern sozial, und zwar die erkenntnis, dass wir bei all der gegebenen vernetztheit mit allen anderen unterm strich dennoch alleine sind (das bitte nicht missverstehen, ich will nicht darauf hinaus, dass es keine digital vermittelten echte freundschaften oder kein gemeinsames handeln geben kann etc.))
Dave Winer on the current tech backlash.
In the aftermath of the Browser Wars, the W3C and developer groups like the Web Standards Project worked long and hard to rebuild a unified, un-fragmented Web. But these last few years, we developers have gone and re-fragmented it all over again all by ourselves. Maybe we should think about what we are losing, before we lose this Web for good.
(I actually did not read it, yet. I’m using my blog as a read-later service. Ahem)
I actually have write-access on Medium but no clue what to write.
Hell, I have write-access to my own blog(s, haha. ha.) and no clue what to write.
Five years ago. Did we get any better at this?
If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?