Twitter and Facebook Are Bad for the Web

Scripting News: RSS and CSS and Zeldman.

Dave Winer at Scripting News made a very important comment on Zeldman’s Twitter and Facebook Kill RSS

For libraries, Twitter and Facebook should only be secondary access points to your services. Do not give up the control that your library webpage gives you, do not give up the control that your catalog and your metadata give you.

Stick with technologies that support choice. HTML, XML, RSS, MySQL and even MARC. Remain cautious about improvements that remove the freedoms you already have with your technology.

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