03 Oct '12, 12pm

Thinking About Tent

Like some other people, I'm getting increasingly leery of Twitter as it becomes increasingly obvious that their mission in life is to deliver eyeballs to advertisers by locking people into a corporate-approved walled garden. I'm not all that interested in being part of the product, given that I have many other places to publish thoughts where I end up owning my own words. On the other hand, the community and socialization in Twitter is nice. So I've had my eye out for viable alternative places to hang out. Certainly there's no shortage on the Internet: forums, IRC, Diaspora, ostatus/rstatus, App.net…but none of them have felt right to me. Now there's a new one that warrants keeping an eye out: Tent.is . I almost hate to link directly to that site, because right away people will look at the global feed and say "oh, it's an attempt to imitate Twitter, only it has fewer featu...

Full article: http://afreshcup.com/home/2012/10/3/thinking-about-tent.html

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