Link in bio
If anyone on Instagram can just link to any old store on the web, how can Instagram — meaning Facebook, Instagram’s increasingly-overbearing owner — tightly control commerce on its platform? If Instagram users could post links willy-nilly, they might even be able to connect directly to their users, getting their email addresses or finding other ways to communicate with them. Links represent a threat to closed systems.
Anil Dash, “Link In Bio” is a slow knife
La lente destruction du web par les plateformes silos n’est pas inéluctable, mais elle est bien réelle.
Via Robin Rendle.