Simon Willison’s Weblog


Save the Web by Being Nice. This is a neat little article by Andrew Stephens who calls for more people to participate in building and supporting nice things on the web.

The very best thing to keep the web partly alive is to maintain some content yourself - start a blog, join a forum and contribute to the conversation, even podcast if that is your thing. But that takes a lot of time and not everyone has the energy or the knowhow to create like this.

The second best thing to do is to show your support for pages you enjoy by being nice and making a slight effort.

Like, comment-on, share and encourage people who make things you like. If you have the time or energy, make your own things and put them online.