Booting up a fresh blogosphere

Booting up a fresh blogosphereRebooting blogging for the post-social-media era.

Dave Winer wants to do it.

Winer pioneered blogging 20 years ago, and developed one of the first – maybe the first – blogging apps, Userland Radio. Before that, bloggers had to write their own HTML and upload it to a server.

All I’ve ever wanted to do is share links and photos and comment on them, with the occasional very short essay. I’ve been finding social media increasingly unsatisfactory for that. And yet blogging isn’t an¬†alternative anymore for nearly anybody. Blogging is dead, particularly the kind of off-the-cuff linkblogging I do.

So I wish Dave luck trying to bring blogging back. I mean that.

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