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Save the open web!
vijayr
If you're an old-time dev, or have worked with RSS, you know of Dave Winer. He was a seminal contributor to RSS, as well as other crucial ideas powering open software ecosystems (such as xml-rpc). So, when he says that the open web is under assault, pay serious attention! My take on what he's saying is that blogging didn't live up to the expectations of empowering grass-root voices - partly because the successful blogs became commercial, and partly because the distribution system is heavily weighted against such voices. Next, tools like Twitter and Facebook are essentially big walled gardens with less and less incentive to keep their networks open to the web. This is a huge threat, IMO, giving them unprecedented control over who gets heard, and what gets seen. So, go read what he has to say about fighting for the open web.

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