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Why the Web Still Matters for Writing

Thanks to that Flurry post about the time spent in apps versus the mobile web, Twitter has been abuzz with the idea that the web is dead. In fact, I was quite early on the “apps > mobile web” bandwagon, but in this case, I think people have gone too far, particularly when it comes to writing.

I detailed why in a guest post on Matt Mullenweg’s blog. Key graf:

There is no question that apps are here to stay, and are a superior interaction model for some uses. But the web is like water: it fills in all the gaps between things like gaming and social with exactly what any one particular user wants. And while we all might have a use for Facebook – simply because everyone is there – we all have different things that interest us when it comes to reading.

You can read the whole thing here.

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