This is the personal blog of myself, David E. Pinero, a dreamer currently living in Buffalo. I have quite a few projects and online personas devoted to specific topics of interest, but this is where I long-form rant, often by regurgitating my more real-time online comments and posts elsewhere, and where I get truly personal.
The reason I "blog" as a seemingly lackluster and mundane guy with no wealth to speak of and no accomplishments of note, is to openly challenge the commercial evolution of the web and inspire others to keep doing the same.
I love bullet lists and if I had to bullet the outcomes of my example that I would like to see, they would rack up something like this:
One trigger for how I feel and why I develop these arguments is that I firmly believe the great human-to-human web did not "accidentally" die in some population preference for feeds and Facebook-like social media platforms. Rather, it was eclipsed by a messy and monstrous commercialized dynamic that pretends to reflect the "preference of the people" when in fact it promotes a souless "flow of the people" unaware of the sacrifice.
I do not believe people preferred to have the great publishing equalizer ripped from them to be gradually supplanted by Big Tech agendas that seek to monetize and control basic human attention while killing off any vestige of the original web that allowed them do otherwise outside the profit sphere.
Personal websites and blogs are the original social media, which are bound by hyperlinks that send web visitors to new design expressions and the free-form perspectives of their authors.
Mixed into this blog with the content describing the dry events of my personal life are the drip-dropped arguments and attempts to compare and contrast the new sanitized commercially-slanted web to the liberating and powerful old one. My point is not that cryptic or difficult to understand, nor is it particularly novel. But even so, people have forgotten, and I aim to reverse that loss.
You can follow the blog via RSS if you like, which would be your first step of defiance and your first act of alliance, if you did.