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F*ck platforms; give me WordPress

mattreport.com | Apr. 8, 2016 | 8 min read

NSFW Ahead! There's a war going on for our content. Major social platforms are driving us to publish our hard-earned content within their walls. This impacts businesses, brands, and our very freedoms.

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Matt Cromwell

Sometimes I think: "You know, Automattic really should be working to benefit all us hard-working freelancers, agencies, and product shops more." Then I read this and I think: "We can protect ourselves just fine. They'll never print shirts that say F*ck platforms; Give me WordPress, but MATT can!"

Seriously great insight here Matt. Not enough people talk about why all these platforms are "free" compared to why WordPress is "free". Free as in beer means freedom. Free as in "sign the dotted line for all your content" is not.

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Matt Medeiros

haha, I try my best.

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Robby McCullough

I want a shirt! :)

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Kobe Ben Itamar

This two-pronged strategy to making sure quality content continues to serve its creator, rather than some platform that promises to echo it out sounds great to me.

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Matt Medeiros

We'll see how it works :)

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Matt Medeiros

Correct.

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Matt Cromwell

You don't pay either money or data with Open Source software, but you do pay with your time because rarely is what you want what you get out of the box.

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