@asuh, what happens when I link to my twitter profile using the profile name inside a post? Will that be the same as what I expect to happen on Twitter?
Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
I resonate with Jason’s article having been down a similar path. However, I also see another side to this: Facebook et al are simply the next iteration of communication, sharing content that is valuable to people for a moment in time. I know there are people who put a lot of heart into what they share, would love to revisit the things they said or did. I also know many who couldn’t care less to see what they did or thought 10 or 20 years ago.
The reason siloed social media sites are, and will continue to be, popular is because silos have always been effective as a way to connect, be it from newsgroups or AOL of many years ago. I would argue many, if not most, people are only looking for instant gratification and hits of dopamine in what they do as they participate in these sites and apps. Not all need or want the ability to own their own content or understand the value in it.
For those of us who do, our personal websites are the perfect means to control what is out there. I’ve found new motivation to help give those like me the means to take this control back.
Gold has struck! For those who’ve never heard of the enthusiastic Huell Howser, he created a show that ran for years on California’s PBS stations which highlighted his trips and research to various locations around the state.
Because of his show, I visited a few places in the state that I would not have otherwise thought about or known. In October of 2017, for example, we went apple picking about a couple hours east of LA and it was a really nice way to get out of LA proper and enjoy one of the many things that California has.
If you want a taste of what kind of show he made, try the episode about the Hollywood Sign.
He left behind such a great legacy and now I can see more episodes that I missed through the years!
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I intend to continue updating my site with an agenda to use what I’m doing as a basis for new web projects that are all-in-one products for sites to own their own content. It feels like a new frontier!
Returned to my roots of web design today, spending most of the working day on my site. It’s fun to recapture the joy of creating!
Considering my move back to my site for consuming and sharing online, I’d love to see more people’s OPML files like the one @chriscoyier provided a few years ago in this thread
The flip side of losing Edge is that Microsoft now has the potential to take an advanced product and outdo its competitors. Lose some potential, gain some potential.
I made some commits to a project on Github that allows LiveJournal to be imported into WordPress. Would be great to see other projects that import other silo content into WordPress.
Why couldn’t Microsoft allow EdgeHTML to be open source software? Why couldn’t it be evergreen? I am torn about Edge moving to Chromium under the hood.