Sunday, July 17, 2011

Great Google+, now I have to worry about you

Quick hits today. Something longer than a tweet but not a fully formed essay should still go on the blog, but I'm tempted to put it on google plus.
NO.
It belongs here, and google plus should have visibility to here. That's the only acceptable answer, because otherwise they're just another captor service like Facebook and the rest of them.
They're trying to replace the little space you carve out on the web as "your own" and give you a service instead. It's easier, and it's free. Sort of.
It costs you, but most of us don't have to care.
(any comedians who do read this blog, take note: you're one of the people who need to care the most)
Services will come and go.
AOL
Geocities
Orkut
Friendster
Tumblr
MySpace
Facebook
Google+

All of these guys will take the hard stuff away from you. But they'll also take away your ownership of what you're doing and anchor it to their service. All you really want these services to do is get more eyeballs on the work you're proud of. Which should be on YOUR website.

Because then all the drama and bullshit of the web services above closing or everyone abandoning them becomes merely inconvenient. Your body of work still exists somewhere, and the people who want to see it are out there too. You just have to figure out how to share your stuff on The Next Big Thing.

Music - Pitchfork Fest is this weekend. One of the reasons I didn't go was because I felt last year the sound wasn't so hot and the multiple stages didn't help. Fleet Foxes outside was like Yo La Tengo - one stiff breeze and the music is blown away. Worse yet was a band playing on the other side of the field at the same time - just seemed terrible.
I learned this morning that the fest has been on one stage all weekend.


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