Message Control On Platforms You Don’t Own

Ad that showed up on Facebook after a post criticizing GoDaddy

Yesterday on my Facebook page I unfavorably compared GoDaddy’s “Deluxe” hosting speed to a 1996 USB thumb drive. Today on my Facebook page?  Well, I did mention GoDaddy so Facebook helpfully decided I might be interested in… Thanks but no thanks! There’s nothing wrong, by the way, in posting on Facebook. Not at all!  And it’s really…

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Very Large Companies that Use WordPress Now Include…

The string of large companies adopting WordPress continues to grow.  From a post by Matthew Mullenweg, one of the original WordPress developers: WordPress is also trusted to run sites for some of the largest and most security-conscious organizations in the world, including Facebook, SAP, Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept, eBay, McAfee, Sophos, GNOME, Mozilla, MIT, Reuters, CNN,…

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Whatever Happened That Hugely Popular Company That Dropped Its Website In Favor of MySpace Five Years Ago?

“Why should I have my own website when there’s [insert social-media sitename here]?” It’s a popular question that, over the years, has always had the same answer: because then someone else owns it! Here’s the latest version of the story, this time from a podcast (#235) by Rooster Teeth, the very-successful online production company beginning at…

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Why this Website Will Always Be “Under Construction”

This website is a great example of the adage “the cobblers children are the last to wear shoes.” Or perhaps the future example that the inventor’s robots are the last to get painted. The internet is constantly changing, and I’m constantly experimenting with new methods, approaches, technologies. Sometimes experiments go awry. But here’s the deal:…

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