The message is clear. The only web site that you can trust to last and have your interests at heart is the web site with your name on it.
He's right of course. He has said it a million times. So have I. Like right here. And so have many others.
Manton, by the way, is currently Kickstarting a book and service about independent microblogging. I told you about the service already. Go back his project even though it is very well funded already. This is important stuff.