Anil Dash Writes About The Web We Lost | Climb to the Stars
Most of all, the timeline we now live in is made up of transient content. It’s there and gone. It’s the world of orality, of the spoken word which evaporates once pronounced, even though we are typing. We are going back to an oral tradition. Blogs and wikis, however, are still part of the written tradition. We are losing #searchability. We are also using content #portability due to the lack of #RSS feeds on certain platforms, and increasingly restrictive #API access. APIs seem to be the promise for more holes in our buckets, but they seem more and more to be a way to #control tightly what happens to the content #locked in a given platform.