<a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Feedly_Logo.png"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3218" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Feedly_Logo-150x150.png" alt="Feedly_Logo" width="150" height="150" /></a>@DaveWiner is a man that I do not know - but read a lot of his words - and generally am in agreement with his ideas and principles. It was Dave that finally inspired me to close down Facebook. The walled garden, taking my content, it all is fine - but I found myself ONLY posting there - and <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/2014/10/i-am-closing-facebook/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ignoring my other channels</a>.

But all that’s old news. This morning reading through my daily feeds (provided by the mighty Feedly organization) I saw this post right at the top of the page … BRILLIANT – true Netizens working for the common good.

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            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/davepell.png"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3213" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/davepell-150x150.png" alt="davepell" width="150" height="150" /></a>A few people have asked me why I closed my FB Account over the weekend ... <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/business/media/how-facebook-is-changing-the-way-its-users-consume-journalism.html?utm_source=nextdraft&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_r=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this is one of MANY reasons.</a>

The quote below just strikes me as wrong – so freeing myself of that chain !

My thanks to Dave Pell and Next Draft for pointing me this way

“About 30 percent of adults in the United States get their news on Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. The fortunes of a news site, in short, can rise or fall depending on how it performs in Facebook’s News Feed.”

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/the-future-of-work.jpg"><img src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/the-future-of-work-150x150.jpg" alt="the-future-of-work" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-1843" /></a><a href="http://blogs.gartner.com/jake-sorofman/gartner-surveys-confirm-customer-experience-new-battlefield/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Gartner catching up</a> on what certain companies have been doing - and talking about - for quite a few years now ...

.. thank god Gartner have confirmed it !

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/JP-Fractal.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3018" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/JP-Fractal-150x150.jpg" alt="JP-Fractal" width="150" height="150" /></a>Two observations as I sit on the JFK tarmac waiting for my <a href="https://www.alaskaair.com">Virgin America</a> to take off.

(Point of Order … this link originally pointed to Virgin America … and now – today on September 19th, 2018 – I have updated it to point to Alaska Air. Because Virgin America was bought by Alaska Air – and today they sent me an email. I specifically kept the Virgin America reference – because it was a Virgin America flight I was writing about – that said – Alaska Air are another airline I keep in the ‘very good’ category – I never fly Delta if I can help it.)

The first centers around weather sophistication. Here on Virgin we are taking off just 4 hours and Thirty minutes after the advertised time – apparently ‘due to bad weather in SFO’. A phone call ahead told me that there had indeed been rain falling in the early hours of the day – but not now – and likely not in the 5 or so hours that will pass before we land. So what’s that about ?

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            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Unknown.jpeg"><img src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Unknown-150x150.jpeg" alt="Unknown" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3164" /></a>I love Medium - the layout, simplicity, excellence of content - <a href="http://“How to stop giving a F@$% what people think.” by Sean Kim https://medium.com/p/46bf86584c95">such as this piece.</a>        

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/this-changes-nothing.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2971" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/this-changes-nothing-150x150.jpg" alt="This Changes Nothing" width="150" height="150" /></a>... It is time I took back control of my content. Not yet worked out the end to end workflow - but this blog is going to be revitalized - and tweeted to all. Enjoy.        

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MPj040903800001.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-971" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MPj040903800001-150x150.jpg" alt="Eyeglasses on Open Book" width="150" height="150" /></a>Anywhere you are in the networks today - at a stroke - you can share / repost / reference back to that article adding pithy commentary as you go.

Except the most powerful one – The Blog.

Why is that ?