Good piece from Matthew Ingram. I like to compare Facebook and Twitter to AOL and CompuServe of the old internet days… and wonder when the open social network will come around, like “the internet” came around to save us from the other guys’ closed ecosystems?

This week marks the 21st anniversary of the world’s first website, and as new social-web platforms like Twitter and Facebook spend more and more of their energy trying to control and monetize their networks, it’s worth remembering some of the choices that the web’s creator made

via There’s only one truly open platform: the web.

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