The problem of content sharing has never been a new one but the recent influx of content sharing options and platforms have given this problem which was once solved an added dimension.
In the beginning, the only way for a user to share content to the public, be it a link, thought, or a joke, was to do so via his own website. This was a complex procedure that only the very tech-savvy was capable of pulling off.
Then, push-button publishing, popularised by Blogger, came along and it made sharing content with the public a whole lot easier. Still, some degree of technical compentency was needed but not as much as before.
Now, Twitter popularised the concept of micro-blogging where users can publish content not longer than 160 characters. Tumblr came along and extended it to mini-blogging where users are encouraged to share short snippets of contents that have trouble fitting within a tweet.
Facebook, determined to be the social site, started emphasising on sharing features within the Facebook community. This community however is a walled garden where only authorised friends are allowed viewership and comment on users shared content. Worse, the ability to search through past shared content is almost nonexistent. It’s almost perfect for sharing short links due to the convenience but with limited reach.
I have been a lot busier over the past month and have fallen into the trap of using Facebook as the primary way to share interesting content. Given the reasons above, I’ve decided to share short content via my Tumblr instead, leaving longer and denser posts for my Blog. This way, my blog won’t be cluttered with numerous short shared content pieces.