It's even worse than it appears.
Little wrecked ecosystems
Google Reader shutting down and Facebook pulling out of news, and now HuffPost withdrawing, I feel great. Vindicated. Optimistic once again.
There is no magic to platforms. Corporate platforms always end up as puddles. Little wrecked ecosystems that started with great bluster.
The only platforms worth developing for are ones without a platform vendor. That is, open platforms based on open formats and protocols.
why Google Reader is on my list.
They didn't support all of RSS, so blogging became limited to what Google Reader understood. And then they just threw it all out, like a massive oil spill, and did nothing to clean it up. In the end it would have been better if it never existed.
Last update: Thursday January 18, 2018; 1:01 PM EST.