Blogging our way off the ranch
by Doc Searls Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"Great history (and history of linklove) from @DaveWiner on how blogging worked at its best and needs to work again, for so many more of us, if we are to break free, as a free and independent people, from the personal data ranches we call social media.

I like "personal data ranches" better than "silos" or "walled gardens", because it's more metaphorically accurate. Bonus link. Another.

BTW, my original blog was (and still is)  Here's my first actual blog post, in November 1999. The first post on that blog, two days earlier, was by Dave, instructing me on how to blog. His rules still apply.