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26 MAY 2015

Welcome to our corporate-controlled future Internet with Facebook Instant Articles et al.

"There's a generational shift in technology happening right now: From the open Web to native apps, from desktops to mobile phones, from platforms built on standards to platforms owned by corporations. Let's call it the second Internet. Here's what it looks like: "Facebook Instant Article". That's right — it's Facebook. More than 1.44 billion people use Facebook every month, and almost a billion of them use it every day. The majority do so via the Facebook app on their phones.

Think about that: A decade ago, the majority of people using the Internet were doing so on desktop computers or laptops, accessing HTML and JavaScript websites. Today, a vast number — maybe not a majority, but a lot — experience the Internet primarily through Facebook's mobile app.

That's why publishers like the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and National Geographic were so eager to test out Facebook's new Instant Articles platform.

This platform puts publishers' stories directly into the Facebook app (on iOS only, for now), where they load more quickly than they would if Facebook just linked to the publishers' websites — which take an average of eight seconds to load, Facebook says. Instant Articles also offer a variety of snazzy tools for publishers to present their images and interactive elements."

(Dylan Tweney, 15 May 15 2015, VentureBeat)

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2015boundaries in cyberspace • Buzzfeed • closed systemcontent integrationcontent publishers • corporate exclusivity • corporate-controlled environment • corporatisationexclusivityFacebook app • Facebook Instant Articles • framed by the windowfunctionalist paradigm • future Internet • homogenizationhypermediated spaceimmediacy of experience • Instant Articles platform • instrumental rationalitylisablelogic of hypermediacymobile appsNational Geographic • native apps • New York Timesopen webperformativityproduct usabilitypublishing platform • Slack (app) • sterile placestechnology transparencyunified mediumuniformityusability engineering • VentureBeat • walled garden • window on to the world

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Simon Perkins
16 OCTOBER 2013

Issuu: a digital self-publishing platform

"Issuu is the world's fastest growing digital publishing platform. Millions of avid readers come to Issuu every day to read free publications, created by enthusiastic publishers from all over the globe. Issuu's publishers include the biggest names in fashion, lifestyle, art, sports and global affairs. We're also host to a prominent range of independent publishers utilizing the vast Issuu network to reach new fans every day."

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2006 • Author Solutions (publishing) • bookbook publishing • Createspace (publishing) • Denmark • digital magazines • digital newsstand • digital publication • digital publishing • digital publishing site • Issuu (publishing) • iUniverse (publishing) • Lulu (publishing) • Martin Ferro-Thomsen • Michael Hansen • Mikkel Jensen • pagination • print experience • print mediaprint on demandprint publicationpublishing bookspublishing industrypublishing platform • Ruben Bjerg Hansen • self-publishingthe future of the book • traditional publishing • vanity publishingvisual communication • you publish

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Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2012

Website and wiki self-publishing through Google Sites

"Google Sites makes it easy for anyone to create and manage simple, secure group websites. Getting started is easy, and there are a number of helpful templates. More than just a visual theme, site templates can include site structure and navigation, custom page templates, embedded gadgets, and more. Google Sites is powerful enough for a company intranet, yet simple enough for a family website."

(Google)

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2008authorship • Business 2.0 • business solution • CMScontent integrationdesign solutiondesign templatedigital publishing • enterprise social software • Google Apps Productivity • Google Business Solutions • Google Inc • Google Page Creator • Google SitesICT • JotSpot • online publishingonline servicepage-creation toolpublishing • publishing made easy • publishing platformscriptibleself promotionself-publishing • team-oriented site • technologytemplatetemplated design • templated websites • templated wikis • toolusabilityuser-generated contentweb applicationweb publishingwebsitewebsite builderwebsite templateswikiWYSIWYG

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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