Support and build services that are interoperable

Marco Arment finishes Lockdown, his piece on the war Facebook started and its latest casualty Google Reader, this way:

We need to keep pushing forward without them, and do what we’ve always done before: route around the obstructions and maintain what’s great about the web. Keep building and supporting new tools, technologies, and platforms to empower independence, interoperability, and web property ownership.


Those of us building platforms need also to take a long look at our strategies and roadmaps to make sure we set aside some time and attention to make our platforms interoperable. It will be good for us in the longrun and good for the web. I’m doing that right now.