I’m leaving facebook, I’m going to stop using twitter and will not be using google+ to post anything.
It’s not information ownership that bothers me it’s information fragmentation. Where do I write something? I really cannot be bothered any more to think about should I tweet it? fb it? blog it? Or a combination of 2 or maybe all 3? It just makes more sense to write it here. I really don’t care about follower numbers – I wouldn’t follow me and 1 person reading this post and leaving a comment beats 100 readers and no comments
Matt started using ‘asides’ way back in 2004/5. I know this because it became the hot thing to do and I wrote a guide for people on how to do the same (the wordpress.org forums needed this) but I never got round to using them. But I’ve just used 2 asides as posts here and it works fine (for me that is) (and I don’t mean it worked as in I expected it to fail, but it worked as in I am happy with what I wrote and what it looks like. Or something like that). I get more than 140 characters, I can format it any way I want and the information stays right here. This theme – twentyeleven – also makes it easy to post an ‘aside’. Together with using Press This it becomes faster to post here too. So I’ll post less than I did on twitter probably, post more than I ever did on fb certainly and it’ll all be here and I hope better for that.