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Links are powerful

Anil Dash on the scarcity of links on platforms like Instagram or Facebook.

With billions of people using the major social platforms, and the people who remember a pre-social-media web increasing in age while decreasing as cultural force on the internet, we’re rapidly losing fluency in what the internet could look like. We’re almost forgotten that links are powerful, and that restraining links through artificial scarcity is an absurdly coercive behavior.

An anachronistic blogger agrees.

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