People want things to be easy, and they don’t want to feel obligated. I think this is why RSS has always had relatively low adoption rates, even in the blogging hey-day of the mid-2000’s.Continue reading »
I’ve finally finished the import of my 4000+ post sketchblog archive from Tumblr to this site! Time to wax philosophical about identity, branding, content ownership, and control.Continue reading »
Freedom from algorithmic news feed requires just two steps: 1, Content creators need to put their content on a site they can fully control. 2, Audiences, fans, and followers need to embrace neutral, third-party aggregators (e.g. feed readers) that can pull from sources.Continue reading »
Social media is convenient. Not only do you not need any technical expertise, you don’t have to build anything at all. It’s much easier for people to find you, and they don’t have to manually check your feed every day. Everyone they follow is combined into one feed. So handy!
But: algorithms.Continue reading »