Locating my voice…here

So it’s been a week or so since the friendfeed-facebook news, and lots of folks have been chewing on it. Including me. I’ve spent a lot of time and effort commenting, liking, and interacting on Friendfeed since Twitter went sour for me; where will that be reflected if FF’s feeds go dark at some point? When a service you don’t control is where you spend your social time and effort, what does that mean?

For me, it means take back my voice. Like some other folks, I’m making the decision to locate my voice back here. (here, being relative to their one’s own domain space; kenzoid.com for me.) This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to post at Facebook, Friendfeed, etc. at all…but I am going to reset the focus.

Of course, there are issues no matter how you slice this. Even if I was popular enough to have an entire site of loyal fans, they would have the same issue if I ever lost interest and dropped my domain. Ideally, this stuff is distributed, decentralized, federated, and never disappears…but that’s hard. In the meantime, WordPress has a lot of plugins and tools that let me post the same sorts of things directly to my blog that I would to Friendfeed. Not as many people may see them directly (though they still show up at FF eventually), but that’s ok.

  • http://www.andrepope.com AhhYea777

    I like where you are heading!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ken-Kennedy/577683139 Ken Kennedy

    Thanks, Andre! I like where we're all heading. I think this is the (very geeky) beginnings of the same process that moved personal sites out of walled gardens like AOL in the very early days of the Net. People need training wheels first, and services like Facebook and MySpace provide an easy way to collaborate…where they control it. Federated and decentralized identity, collaboration, and social networking tools will turn the wheel once more.

  • http://kenzoid.com Ken Kennedy

    Thanks, Andre! I like where we're all heading. I think this is the (very geeky) beginnings of the same process that moved personal sites out of walled gardens like AOL in the very early days of the Net. People need training wheels first, and services like Facebook and MySpace provide an easy way to collaborate…where they control it. Federated and decentralized identity, collaboration, and social networking tools will turn the wheel once more.

  • http://www.andrepope.com AhhYea777

    I like where you are heading!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ken-Kennedy/577683139 Ken Kennedy

    Thanks, Andre! I like where we're all heading. I think this is the (very geeky) beginnings of the same process that moved personal sites out of walled gardens like AOL in the very early days of the Net. People need training wheels first, and services like Facebook and MySpace provide an easy way to collaborate…where they control it. Federated and decentralized identity, collaboration, and social networking tools will turn the wheel once more.

  • http://kenzoid.com Ken Kennedy

    Thanks, Andre! I like where we're all heading. I think this is the (very geeky) beginnings of the same process that moved personal sites out of walled gardens like AOL in the very early days of the Net. People need training wheels first, and services like Facebook and MySpace provide an easy way to collaborate…where they control it. Federated and decentralized identity, collaboration, and social networking tools will turn the wheel once more.