Stop caring so much. Life will go on whether you read those five links that were retweeted by someone you follow. Don’t make being caught up your goal, but being enriched. And you can be enriched by just a little. via aaronmahnke.com Aaron Mahnke completes his Social Media cleanse.
John LeMasney is a designer, artist, writer, poet, technologist, consultant, open web advocate and open source evangelist. Inkscape makes for a great visual organizer. By creating circular icons from all of my most active social media services via clipping with circles, then using the connector tool to connect them in specific ways, you can see…
At OSCON, today’s popular social networking services were compared to the closed systems of the 1990s. In those days, it wasn’t uncommon to, say, need to be on MCI Mail or CompuServe to be able to send another person on one of those services a message. They were closed e-mail systems. People didn’t tolerate that, and the current argument is that they won’t tolerate walled gardens among social networking services either.
The problem is, though, that they are tolerating that walled gardens—in spades. How can anyone argue with 500 million users? The people voted, and there is the result. It’s unlikely at this point that we will see an open source platform turn Facebook into AOL.