RSS vs. Twitter

Suddenly the cheerleaders of centralized services have had their fingers burnt. Dave Winer twists the knife…

“Our blogs are still there, as is the web and the Internet. They never went away just because we foolishly flirted with something fast and easy and seductive. Our blogs never went away, they’re still ready to share our ideas and connect us with others.”

Dave Winer

So why are these centralized services so popular?

Personally, I believe that it’s simply easier for the media to get large audiences and then to report on the activity when they’re using a central system with a brand name.

The technical solution is far from perfect however it’s easier for the reporters. However, once people see the reality of scaling issues and a one size fits all design the boom will die!

Then we’ll all be back to buying domain names and running our own sites.