Control Your Content by having your own platform

Development, Tech, Thought Provoking, Web

Just saw this from twitter : Matthias Ott – Into The Personal Website-verse

Such a thought-provoking article that reminds me that I need to publish more of the work that I on here rather than on Instagram or Twitter or Flickr. I think of businesses that run their pages from Facebook or Instagram and wonder how they are giving control over their audience to another platform. Break their rules and years of content could disappear. Remember “musicblogocide 2010”?

One day, Twitter and other publishing platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Medium will indeed die, like so many sites before them. And every time this happens, we lose most of the content we created and with it a fair amount of our collective cultural history.

Data loss isn’t our only problem, though. If you decide to publish your work on a platform like Medium, you’re giving away control over it. What if Medium suddenly decided to extend the already existing paywall to all articles? There’s not much you could do about it. Simply because you don’t own your content anymore.

Go there and read the whole article as he articulates it much better than I can.

If you’re a beginnner and prepared to rollup your sleeves a little, get a domain on NameCheap for less than €10 and hosting with WordPress on SiteGround for €4 per month. It’s not that hard to do and allows an easy way to get your content on your own platform.

Reasons you need your own website

Business, Tech, Web

Just saw this post and many of the reasons also apply to organisations and individuals outside of music. I don’t understand why many business point potential customers to a facebook or myspace page.
Especially, when they are not controlling the experience.

It’s your’s… forever

I’ve said this more than once in this post.

You get the point right?

Your Facebook Page and your Bandcamp page are NOT yours. They belong to other people and cannot be forced to do all the things that you might want to do.

What is Finnish for arrogance?

Finland, Tech, Web

Got sent this website today as an aid for learning Finnish. Clicked through and what is the first line?

Sorry, foreigners, this page contains only writing instructions for people conversant with Finnish.

Perhaps the author should realise that some foreigners are more than conversant with Finnish.

By the way, 1996 called and it wants its webdesign back.