I recently backed Manton Reece‘s project Micro.blog. This time of platform needs to be supported more than ever. In the era of fake news and content being infused in centralized social networks, self-hosted content seems lost these days. I would often spend hours reminiscing with friends about what it was like about having micro-communities where people would visit your website to read what you’ve been up to. Life-long relationships formed from these interactions I had almost two decades ago.

It would be foolish to expect we would all go back to the days where social media and social networking is not a part of the web, but we certainly can take some of the great elements of it and put focus back on it. I still use Twitter, and like from my website years ago, met some great friends and life-long relationships through it. However, Twitter has been a bit polarizing and overwhelming for me recently. I want to focus in and visit sites, take the time to read and go deep on the content…giving it the attention it deserves.

Certainly, micro.blog is not the first of its kind. You might remember app.net having a similar mission, which ultimately didn’t make it. It’s not just micro-blogging, but micro-communities. We yearn for those close relationships again. You see it with Slack communities forming and iMessage groups. As they say, when a new iMessage group forms, a squad gets its wings.

 

Thank you, Manton, and I am wishing you the best of luck. You can follow my Micro.blog or my self-hosted site at micro.davidhoang.com.

Manton’s words on why he created Micro.blog: http://help.micro.blog/2015/why-i-created-this/