I started blogging in the early 2000s, first political and then after realizing I hated politics — I did finance. For those of you who were there, 2004-2009 was the peak of the blogging period, especially for finance. You could find wonderful new blogs almost everyday, until Twitter came along and dumbed down the narrative to 180 characters. At first I hated Twitter for destroying an otherwise great medium. It’s important to read and to write and, as humans, to express ourselves. God knows no one likes a complainer in real life — best to relegate it to the blog.
Since the 2016 elections, politics swept thru Twitter and the people in charge of it have expressed their bias. Because so many people are on Twitter now, banning someone is on par with excommunication — a banishing from the public square. It’s a way for them to say “your type isn’t welcomed here.”
A lot of people have shown support for Tyler at Zerohedge since Twitter decided to ban him last week. While his opinions on the markets might not be what mine are, I valued his Twitter account immensely because he shared information that made me a smarter person. It’s nice to laugh and to read inane tweets about people shitting themselves, but every so often I like to be intellectually stimulated. Lucky for the world, Tyler has a blog and on that blog I suspect he will launch a product to replace the headline news medium he generated on Twitter. I will gladly pay for such a service.
Which brings me to my next point. If blogging were a stock, I’d be long in size. All of the social platforms have exercised their demands upon its users and have undergone a process to demonetize and deplatform whoever they do not like. Eventually the people banned, and people who dislike the policies of these companies, will realize the only true way to express themselves freely is by the written word.
Unlike a Twitter account, or an Instagram, or a fucking Youtube account, when you have a website — it is yours. You own it — digital property. No one can kick you off of it and no one can fucking stop you. I think this is the reason why podcasts have become so popular again, a sense of ownership and control over content.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter