An unclear on if Apple's new subscription #podcasts are a walled-in Spotify-like bastardization of the open podcast format, or not.
Paid podcasts by themselves might not be if they can be consumed on any standard podcast app. But not sure here. What do folks know?
I agree with this: email is a key puzzle piece of the #openweb. Very important that we keep it so.
"Email is the rare open platform that works for everyone. But it’s changing. Three companies...control the overwhelming majority of the email universe....If the current trend continues, email could effectively become another in a long list of Google messaging apps. And email users would be held captive by the data-collecting, ad-targeting machines on the other end."
"TL;DR = Online community predates the web. It was built on open protocols and platforms of the early internet. That spirit lived on in Web 1.0. We lost some of that with Web 2.0 and centralized service providers, but we’re not beyond redemption."
"Even in the shadow of Big Tech monopolies, WordPress and other mature open source ecosystems still represent their antithesis, like a vast network of old-growth forests connected to small stands of young saplings.....
The wild, biodiverse forest image is a good one for us ...it is an image of social, interdependent, and very different individuals....we are doing our part to keep the web wild and healthy." #openweb #indieweb #opensource #fediverse
This looks really worth subscribing to (and I just did):
"I’m launching a new newsletter to explore technology that helps rather than hurts human understanding, and human understanding that helps us create better technology. It’s called Humane Ingenuity...t I’m also seeking to broaden the scope and tackle some bigger issues that I’ve been thinking about recently..."
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