The Problem of Old-School Long-Form Writing

  • Being able to read all of your friend’s post and not complain that an algorithm had hidden one.
  • Being able to bookmark a specific post.
  • Being able to share the mood and music you’re listening to. I know, this sounds silly, but it really DID put you in the room with a person, with two simple lines of text.
  • Being able to FIND a post in your friend’s feed.
  • Being able to read a friend’s feed (or a list of all your feeds) from off-site via an open standard: RSS.
  • Being able to pull other RSS feeds into your reading roll. So if your friend was a blogger that used Wordpress or MovableType, you could have it in your feed, too!
  • Being able to write a post as long as you want.
  • Being able to opt out of ads.
  • Being able to spoiler-cut something. Sometimes even multiple-expanding times.
  • Oh yeah, and the company believed in open-source, too.
That 90’s fashion tho.

Thinking about using either Facebook or Twitter these days makes me think of a joke (which is in turn based on a motivational saying):

Twitter

Facebook

Social Media in General

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Gushi/Dan Mahoney is a sysadmin/network operator in Northern Washington, working for a global non-profit, as well as individually.

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Gushi/Dan Mahoney is a sysadmin/network operator in Northern Washington, working for a global non-profit, as well as individually.

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