The whole arrangement seemed so straightforward. We bloggers simply shared what we thought was interesting or helpful, and whoever agreed would congregate around, and we’d have a good talk about it, or maybe just think about it at work that day. The blog was just a microphone, and the internet only an aid to sharing our thoughts, like we had always done, in cars, in pubs, in school.

From: Let’s Talk Like We Used To on Raptitude

This is one of my favorite parts of being on an IndieWeb: that posts don’t have to be life-changing to be worth posting. It makes me a bit sad when people decry the rise of selfies food photos, because those posts are just small bids for discussion. A tiny bit of a life shared.

Interesting how much this sounds like Micro.blog in a nutshell: no follower count, no disembodied likes, just posting and responding as a conversation. I didn’t realize how much I would like until I tried it.

Earlier that month, during an interview at a TED conference, the Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey shared a big idea of his own. “If I had to start the service again, I would not emphasize the follower count as much,” he said. “I would not emphasize the ‘like’ count as much. I don’t think I would even create ‘like’ in the first place.”

NYT Link: What if Instagram Got Rid of Likes?