Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours | Alex Danco
I got to thinking about all this the other week after hearing news that Yahoo Groups was shutting down, and wiping out two decades of content – sending online communities and archivists into a scramble to preserve their spaces and history before it all disappears. It’s a huge bummer, for sure; and also a reminder of a hidden price we pay for modern technology. Everything is amazing, but nothing is ours.
Totally something we need to be wary of nowadays. This is one of the reasons to have your own website, so you that you own your content, or as Scott Hanselman would say, “own your words”.
This is a good read that looks at the state of modern technology and the evolving dynamic between ownership and access.