World Wide Open Web

Brent Simmons, of NetNewsWire fame1 (among other things), in “After Twitter” on his personal blog, inessential:

A New Hope

With the fall of the Twitter consensus I am energized. I remember what it was like in the 2000s; I remember the liveliness and sparkle of those days on the web.

I don’t suggest dialing the clock back to old tech, but I hope we use the good parts from those days to help us build new and amazing things. There is so much to do, and so many grand problems to solve.

The web is wide open again, for the first time in what feels like forever.

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Along with various feelings of sentimentality over the apparent demise of Twitter as we knew it, there is also a certain excitement in the air for what comes next.

  1. Yes, that NetNewsWire↩︎