@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 ignoring my other channels.
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.
A few people have asked me why I closed my FB Account over the weekend … this is one of MANY reasons.
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.”
Gartner catching up on what certain companies have been doing – and talking about – for quite a few years now …
.. thank god Gartner have confirmed it !
Two observations as I sit on the JFK tarmac waiting for my Virgin America to take off.
The first centers around weather sophistication. Here on Virgin we are taking off just 4 hours and Thirty I 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 ?
I love Medium – the layout, simplicity, excellence of content – such as this piece.
… 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.
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 ?