Quora Blogs, Branch and Other Things I Won’t be Using
It started with a question from my dear friend Jana. She was asking for thoughts on Quora Blogs, the company’s newly-released feature. My answer was this:
@janatrantow Your work, someone else’s platform.— Brad @ The Next Web (@BradMcCarty) January 23, 2013
That’s the nutshell version. I’m highly against almost every single thing out there that wants you to contribute without giving you definitive, self-managed ownership of the content that you’ve added.
But I’m also a hypocrite, because I’m writing this on Svbtle, I’m a frequent user of Twitter and I’m sure there are other reasons as well.
Interestingly, for me, it comes down to feelings that Jason Baptiste of OnSwipe managed to put into perspective quite well:
@bradmccarty @janatrantow Real platforms help you build your audience/biz.Fake platforms help you build their audience (that can be ok).— Jason L. Baptiste...
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