It's even worse than it appears.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Five years ago Google Reader shut down. What went wrong? We centralized a decentralizing technology, and of course that eventually broke. Google had no incentive to keep RSS afloat because it couldn't be turned into a silo. It's like politics and journalism. We all have to do it if we want it to work. Independent developers should have worked together better. And users could have chosen independent developers over the single big company, which turned out to be the point of failure. If we want the world to work -- journalism, tech and politics, the people have to consider the big picture in our small picture choices. #
Poll: Batman or Jesus, who would win?#
The best defense against Putin and Trump is to teach every student the basics of journalism. Not just how to detect fake news, but how to write a news story. If we do it now, we'll be glad we did in a few years.#

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