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You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control – and sometimes ownership – of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail. These companies are profoundly overvalued, don’t care about permalinks, don’t make your content portable, and have terms of service that are so complex and obtuse that there are entire websites dedicate to explaining them.

Excellent point from Scott Hanselman1. It also relevant to the debate on link blogs from a few weeks ago: If you want to keep a record of the things you link to, you have to control that data. You cannot rely on a third party service that might not be around in 10 years, 5 years, or tomorrow.

(via Jeremy Keith)