Jeena, 11 months ago 2016-05-13 22:04:53 So, finally i installed the BlockSite Firefox addon to remove all links to medium.com because it bothers me that people don't use their own domains for publishing on the free web. 14 Replies Tobias Tom, 11 months ago Does it at least try to fetch the canonical url and present you that one instead? Arturo Vergara, 11 months ago 😆 Jeena Pa, 11 months ago Oh hehe what a coincidence just this second I got an email from SoundCloud, a platform where we uploaded Hoggatahs music a couple of years ago. I should have listened to my own advice back then and just posted it on our website. Götz Bürkle, 11 months ago No, but by piping your content into this platform, you support it in a way. And at the same time, you decide to block platforms like that. If you block them, why would you want your content to be available through them? Probably because otherwise the reach would be much smaller. Still, to me, this looks like inconsistent behaviour. Götz Bürkle, 11 months ago Really? It's about the content, not the platform... Jeena Pa, 11 months ago Yes, I use many platforms write only so people, if they want to, still can consume my content there, that doesn’t mean that I have to consume it there. Götz Bürkle, 11 months ago Of course I understand why you do it, but in my view it does not make your point for "better alternatives" any stronger. I think, people should better use their time to create meaningful content instead of spending too much time configuring niche applications with the result that they have less time to write something insightful. Of course both is not mutually exclusive, but for many (probably most) people it simply is not really a reasonable option to run their own platform. Jeena Pa, 11 months ago I might not be doing the best job and honestly I’m aware of the fact that I won’t be able to convince most people to post on their own domains, but I think by going forward with a good example I was already able to get quite some people to think about the issue and even some to move to their own domains. I am quite happy with the success I had yet actually :) Jeena Pa, 11 months ago Look if I my goal was that everyone should live in a cave then it would not make sense for me to go to a cave and shout that there where nobody hears it, I still need to go where the people currently are and can hear me. And I don’t want to force anyone, I just want to tell them about the better alternatives. Jeena Pa, 11 months ago The platform constrains the content, content should be free. Example? You can’t post pictures on facebook where you feed your young child, they will be removed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11195373/Facebook-removes-mothers-breastfeeding-photo.html There are many more examples like this, and yes I see the irony of me explaining this on Facebook, I never said I was perfect ;) But medium just annoyed me too much. Jeena Pa, 11 months ago I’m with Phill Collins there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE3AsKMdasY Götz Bürkle, 11 months ago But you are posting your content to Facebook (yes, from your "free" platform, but still it ends up on Facebook and I am consuming it most of the time through Facebook). Götz Bürkle, 11 months ago Jeena Pa, no of course you do not need to have an account everywhere. I just think it is somewhat contradictory 🤔 to condemn 👎🏻 those platforms (Medium, Facebook, Wordpress, Blogger, Twitter, Google+, ...) by blocking them 📵 in your inferior browser of choice (😛), but at the same time pushing your content there (here). In doing so, you are kind of defeating your point ⚡️, because your criticism of those platforms becomes irrelevant for me as a user, as long as your content is still available on those platforms (that I use ☀️). Why should those platforms and their users (like me 🤓) care about this issue, when you push your content 📝 there anyway? Jeena Pa, 11 months ago But no seriously, I’m going the long way to be readable where the people are, and I’m one of the people who aren’t on medium. Why is that inconsistent? I’m not on Pinterest either. 2 Likes Have you written a response? Let me know the URL: Send There's also indie comments (webmentions) support.