WordPress

We are entering a new era for independent writers and publishers to embrace depth and quality, and WordPress.com is committed to empowering these creators — not just through tools and services that make the most of these evolving formats, but through community, distribution, and new ways to have your best work seen by millions of people across a wide range of diverse tastes and topics.

I’m really excited to have the Longreads team at Automattic. WordPress.com has been steadily getting better at showcasing fantastic writing from the millions of blogs we host, but this is going turn up the heat.

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Battle for the planet of the APIs

It might be that RSS is the canary in the coal mine for my data on the web.

If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?

Jeremy Keith complements Anil Dash’s The Web We Lost about the state of the open web, using the availability of APIs in general—and RSS in particular—as a litmus test.

Oh yeah: every WordPress blog comes with an RSS feed for free. Oh, and WordPress is free too.

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Nick Bradbury: Old Farts Know How to Code

The startup culture is similar to professional sports in that it requires a fleet of fresh-out-of-college kids to trade their lives and their health for the potential of short-term glory.

“Old farts” are often excluded from that culture, not because we’re lousy coders but because we won’t put up with that shit. We have lives, we have families, we have other things that are important to us.

via Nick Bradbury: Old Farts Know How to Code.

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