Advocate for Independent Web Publishing
[ ? ]
Article Feature
Understanding The Independent Web By Loss
blogging
Comments (0) Hits: (1404) Promote (0) Demote (0) Score (0) Permalink

If anyone really wants to understand the "problem" of today's web when we talk about the loss of "independence" they should read Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web .

The piece, posted to the web by the UK Guardian a few weeks ago, was written by Hossein Derakhshan who lost visibility to the web while jailed for 8 years (for blogging crimes, in Iran) and thus gained spectacular perspective on the web's "inward" growing trend upon his release.

As this blog unfolds over time I'll dispute some of the long-term gloom and doom implied by the piece, but make no mistake, Hossein is absolutely spot on. The amuck free market, corporatism, greed, the quest for power and control, whatever you might attribute it to, has driven people to flock and amass no further than the boundaries of safe artificial webs over the actual web to both create and consume content. The state of web publishing today is everything people likeHossein and myself dread it might become.

As I say, I am far more optimistic about what to do about the problem, or at least, I am not convinced that the hyper-pop web that is taking over need necessarily mean the loss or value of an independent voice. Scan the comments section of the piece for some great points along those lines made by others, but I will be raising them at this blog as a matter of purpose.


How to Share

Status quo institutions are attempting to kill the hyperlink and relegate you to social media. Resist by sharing this content's hyperlink. To share this content copy the URL below to your clipboard and paste it to the medium of your choice. Never let the world forget about the World Wide Web.

Understanding The Independent Web By Loss
DaveCam 24/7
Twitter Feed
Activity Metrics

Top Rated Entries
Does Lack of Professional PR Hurt Wilkes-Barre?1
Tony George Fiasco Exposes Hypocrisy 0
Passenger Rail Talks Are Back On0
 
Most Electrified
Where this Blog Is Going291575
Wilkes-Barre is Player in Hyperloop Study21632
Keeping Safe, VERY Safe Over the Holiday12072
 
Most Commented
Wilkes-Barre is Player in Hyperloop Study10608
Keeping Safe, VERY Safe Over the Holiday6004
Wrapping Up My 2019 New York Gallivant4289
 
Recently Archived Entries
See all archived entries.
Wilkes-Barre is Player in Hyperloop Study0
Openness.org No Longer Points Here0
Google and Alexa Differences0
How to Make a False King0
Hire Me The Onion!0
Busted Chair, Happy Cat0
Parkside Underground Transformer Fire0
Did Adam-12 Officer Pete Malloy Murder a Woman?0
Misty Crawls Up My Coat0
Someone Murdered in Our Neighborhood0