“The Open Web” vs. “Corporate Blogging Silos”

Responding to a NYTimes article, Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter, blogging pioneer Dave Winer got into a “heated discussion” (his words) on Twitter in which he described the “Young” in the Times piece as “hamsters,” and he used the phrase “open web.”  Some folks wanted some clarification: What did Winer mean by the open web?  Since he felt he couldn’t do justice to his topic in Twitter’s 140-character format, Winer decided, naturally, to write a blog post. He defines the open web as the opposite of the “corporate blogging silos” such as Facebook and Twitter.  In his criticism he makes this point: “Imho the supposed thought leaders of Silicon Valley are not thinking and to the extent they are leading, they are leading us to a bad place.”

Smart guy, important post. Read the full text here.


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