I have always been a pack rat. I like owning my stuff, and though I could be better at it, I keep physical backups around .
So now, people are flocking back to blogging. If it’s all about "owning your stuff," is that the best reason?
I thought about services I use, and whether owning content is relevant. Mostly, the answer is that the content is momentary. I won’t miss my Tweets if Twitter goes down, and some form of the network of people will exist somewhere else. It’s not like I can find old Tweets anyway.
The mad mob rush to blogs will likely yield some great content. But these "cloud" services- if we use them with impermanence in mind, there isn’t so much to worry about.
*I know I’m using Utterli to post this, but they do allow backups, thankfully.