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A 16 post collection

Stay the course

 •  Filed under Posts, Social Media, Blogging, RSS

I'm still grappling with but what's reassuring is Manton dedication to staying the course for the platform with an eye to the long term.

I plan to stay the course. I’m inspired by the work of the IndieWeb, which was founded 6 years ago and is still gaining momentum today. I hope that the solar eclipse photos posted to indie microblogs today will last through the next North American eclipse 7 years from now, and longer.

Flip the Iceberg by Manton Reece

Manton also includes a link to an article on AltPlatform that suggests blog-focused platforms could eventually become bigger than any of the existing social networks.

Open source tools like WordPress, and are creating many small networks of publishers, and popular tools like Twitter and could peer with them. If all of the social networks outside of Facebook interoperated at some level, they might eventually “flip the iceberg” and become the dominant form of social networking.

How Twitter, & Mastodon could team up to compete with Facebook by AltPlatform

With so many different outlets and tools out there it can become difficult to decide on where to focus your energy.

I'll cover my reasons for not publishing on the different social networks later on in the week.

Subscribe improvements ...

 •  Filed under Links, Tools, RSS

... over at Feedbin.

I love using Feedbin. Such a great RSS reader and the fact that they keep adding to it and improving it just keeps making it better to use.

Share Your OPML?

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Dave Winer may be kick-starting an old service. Share Your OPML.

In 2006 I had a web service called Share Your OPML. It was fun. It was a way to see what other people were subscribed to, for news and podcasts. But we hit scaling walls, and the project fell into disuse, and eventually I took it down.

Now we know how to scale much better than we did then, and the community is growing more slowly. So I thought it would be interesting to try it again and see what happens.

So here's the question -- if I put up a web app that asked for your OPML would you upload it?

Would you share your OPML, again? by Dave Winer

I'd love to see this happen.

Read More Blogs

 •  Filed under Links, RSS, Blogging

Set Godin has a great reminder of why blogs are the best free source of valuable content on the Internet.

RSS still works. It's still free. It's still unfiltered, uncensored and spam-free.

Read more blogs by Seth Godin