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RSS and CSS and Zeldman
By Dave Winer on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM.

Over on Zeldman's blog, a post with a heartbreaking title.  #

I wish these guys would stop and think before indulging in sensationalism. #

Look, Twitter and Facebook are bad for everything we, the guys who came before, hold dear.  #

A picture named heFeedTheSlaves.jpgAt first, Twitter looked like it was going to be a friend of the open web, possibly because it was started by people who came from our world. Or possibly because that was good marketing. No matter, the people who run the show at Twitter today have no love the free-for-all that is he web. The one that allowed writers, geeks and designers to work together on wonderful collaborations called blogs. #

To Zeldman, I left a comment that hopefully puts it in perspective. #

The same fate you've left to RSS applies equally to your beloved CSS. Your CSS skills will go the way of COBOL programming if Twitter and Facebook replace the web. If you don't want that to happen, support technologies that preserve choice. Like RSS. #

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