Take the power back
Oliver Reichenstein writes:
“In the cellphone of an 11-year-old, the browser is not, as you might think, “the Internet”. He doesn’t know exactly what a browser is and how to use it. Apps bring him there sometimes. To a chatting teen, the address bar is a cousin of the terminal.”
Self-publishing was once a revolutionary concept. Then Facebook, Medium and YouTube came along. Your thoughts became a commodity. Many of these ecosystems want us to think they are open, but quite the opposite is true. Suddenly, me typing this article in my FTP client and uploading it to my own web server doesn't feel so old-fashioned. Maybe it was the right thing to do all along.
“Blogging is so out of fashion that it is almost fashionable again. (...) And it’s writing as opposed to liking, thinking as opposed to reacting, owning your traffic as opposed to building up your Facebook followers that one day a Zuckerberg will take away from you when it suits his needs.”