Federate or Connect
6 years ago I wrote a post, There was a time. At the time the web was looking like it lost something important, because frankly it had. With the ascension of (anti-)social media in the shape of Facebook (and others), I felt that the magic from 2004 was lost forever. I’m glad to report that 6 years later we’re slowly clawing back that control.
Taking back what we lost to something being easy or free, because easy meant limited control, while free was a lie. If you’re not the customer, you’re the product. If you want to share your ideas online, you absolutely should. Keep them under your own name and if you feel like you want to interact with others, then federate or connect to Micro.blog.