mysilo.com?

Yesterday’s Joy of Tech sounds familiar.

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I wrote about this in October. In item #2: “I’m getting to know someone new and I can tell she’s going to be a good friend. So after our meeting a couple of weeks ago, the question is — how are we going to communicate. I see her on Facebook. But that isn’t my preferred way to communicate, for a variety of reasons. Only after a few days of negotiating, in a total fog, we decide to use email. It seems that could have happened much more quickly.”

Communication is getting more difficult. Every time we invent a new variant of email, IM, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, etc — we’re never going to stop inventing them — the problem gets worse. At some point this is going to be bad for business. Maybe it already has.

It seems obvious that at some point there will be a way to cross boundaries between silos more easily. Maybe we’ll have personal silos?

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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