Own your words

Posted on 08/20/2012 in misc

Own your space on the Web, and pay for it. Extra effort, but otherwise you’re a sharecropper. - Tim Bray

This times 1000. I've owned my own space on the web since 1995. The irony is that 90% of you will see this via Facebook. Facebook is fine as a distribution tool, but don't let it be the only place people can find you. Everything you ever write on Facebook and all the photos you upload are going to vanish someday. It is just a matter of when. And when Facebook finally falls apart, they will likely sell the data they have collected on you. Who is going to end up with all that data, and what will they do with it?

I've been sort of writing anything substantial here, but I'm going to redouble my efforts starting today. I will use Facebook and G+ for one liner type status updates, but anything of substance that I write will go here, and be shared to the social networks.

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