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It is psychological gravity, not technical inertia, however, that is the greater force against the open web. Human beings are social animals and centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook provide a powerful sense of ambient humanity—the feeling that “others are here”—that is often missing when one writes on one’s own site.

Very, very good thoughts from Dan Cohen on the technical and key social dynamics of siloed versus independent interaction online.