Tweetbot 5 is such a nice app. A shame it’s based on and build for a platform, whose management doesn’t value and encourage a rich ecosystem of third party clients and instead pushes a „one size fits all“ approach for millions (!) of users, just because they don’t understand their own product (which could have been the centralized real time layer of the web) and how to monetize it.

In the long-term their missing understanding will turn out to be a good thing, because it forced us relatively early to create truly open and independent microblogging alternatives, which will replace their privately owned predecessor sooner rather than later.

The future is here today: You can’t play Bach on Facebook because Sony says they own his compositions

Boing Boing-Posting von letzter Woche, das zeigt, was für ein Wahnsinn nach der Pro-Upload-Filter-Abstimmung von heute absofort noch viel häufiger auf uns zukommen wird:

James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Facebook account, but it didn’t go up — Facebook’s copyright filtering system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds‘ worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has been dead for 300 years.