> for something as simple as syndication and distribution, HTML already has an overwhelming advantage over any nascent formats > It would make subscribing to a site easier, since one wouldn't have to find the URL of the RSS feed. The URL of the weblog itself would be what you wanted. How nice.
"Twitter's API is the internet's worst joke, Instagram seems to have an API mainly to show what outside developers can't do, and Flickr is a hollowed-out shell of its former self"
"Each time, it has taken Evan Williams an average of six years to invent his next big content platform. Medium is currently five years old."
"In doing this, I discovered that if I my system wasn't simpler than existing social-media sites, I wouldn't use it. If I was worried about it breaking, I was less likely to post things. If I wasn't sure if it would look nice on sites I syndicated to, I would hesitate. By focusing on myself, I built a better site and a site I'm more inclined to use."