How Google missed the boat

Dave Winer fighting for open platforms:

It’s dawning on smart people now that we collectively made a mistake in turning over the judgement of what we see to Facebook and probably to Twitter … I made the same mistake. The technology of the last 10 years should have all been open to experimentation by developers without locking users in. There are a lot of developers who believe in this. It’s central to the mission of WhatsApp, btw, so if you doubted that it could be lucrative, you should think again.#

via How Google missed the boat.