More on the latest silo wars

As a kind of update to my last post here, Doc, in his usual succinctness, hits the silo nail on the head.

Social Silo Liberation Front
…. I, like Dave, am snowed under by too many requests to join competing social silos.
Social groups to which I belong in the physical world do not compete. They do not carry advertising. They do not have business models. They are not gathered so somebody else can make money. Except maybe at work. Maybe.
For all their goodness, these “networks” are silly. They are also as temporary and annoying in their competitive isolation as Compuserve, Prodigy and AOL were, back in the day (or the decade). Those things were Net-unfriendly long before their surviving members became Net-native.

Just like in the real-world, people are in many places, we don’t all need to be in the same place to connect and communication flows two ways.


[via Kent]

[tags]doc searls, kent newsome, facebook, silo, social[/tags]

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