Phillip Smith

One more reason to think twice about hosted services

No big surprise here. Just another "free" hosted service getting purchased and potentially leaving users in the lurch. This time it was social network update service Ping.fm. Mark my words: Posterous, Tumblr --and just about ever other service that's lacking a solid business plan -- will eventually be absorbed by the all-consuming Borg.

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Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.

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