Mike Linksvayer

Mike Linksvayer at

I'd like to believe this, but is it true?

What is the half-life of a personal domain vs that of a service outside user control?

Furthermore, it costs more up front (money, knowledge) to maintain own domain, and discount rate > 0.

Ignoring what I'd like to be true, I don't see control-your-own-identifier as a winning argument, where the "win" means mass application, not feeling righteous.
I like the approach of having your own domain and then delegating to a hosted service because it means you're free to leave. That's what I do for OpenID, I can't be bothered running my own provider.

That said, I don't know how we take that idea to the masses. Not everybody is going to join the #indieweb.

François Marier at 2013-09-04T22:08:03Z