In a kind of “end of chapter 1” post over at AltPlatform, Richard McManus has been able to articulate something that I’ve been going in circles around but never quite settling on.
Alex Kearney wrote about her first two years of indieweb. It makes for a very interesting read.
One thing that really came through was the confusion people feel when looking to “join the #indieweb” – it illustrates a common misconception that sites have to implement every bit of technology going.
“…watching Mark Zuckerberg talk about social is like watching Steve Jobs talk about Apple: the pied-piper plays his tune and we can’t help but follow (pun intended). There is an ultimate confidence in what is being presented.”
I wanted to write something erudite and pithy about the current state of affairs at Medium; about the arguments and how one event has been blown up out of all proportion into a huge, festering mess.