Where the Herd Is

Dave Winer (co-creator of podcasting and the father of blogging):

"I'm feeling very Fuck You about controlling motherfuckers. Twitter can't help its users communicate. Facebook breaks the web by not letting writers link to other websites from their posts. Google tries to force everyone to switch to HTTPS no matter what the cost. I don't have to do any of this, and neither do you. So when people tell you to fuck off tell them to fuck off right back!"

It may feel like fighting a battle that's already over, but going around the increasingly strict rules of Google, Twitter and Facebook is liberating.

It's also healthy.

When you write or photograph or create for any reason on any medium in your own way, it's healthy. It creates a more enjoyable life.

Don't let someone else's constraints dictate your art. Following the herd is the opposite of art and it's never been clearer where the herd is.