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Lock-in is making everything worse for everyone.

Lock-in is making everything worse for everyone.:

The battle between Twitter and Facebook has made both products worse and caused weird restrictions to users on both sides, such as the walls both companies have installed between Twitter and Instagram. Twitter is now ultra-paranoid, defensive, aggressive, and full of annoying ads. Facebook’s core product is a mess as it continually tries (and fails) to capture the usage and style of Twitter, while annoying people more and more to keep its ads effective.

Interesting. Starts with commentary on Amazon Prime and points out a trend of favoring lock-in to making products better.

23 Programming Languages compared through their Amazon book sales

Saw this link: 23 Programming Languages compared through their Amazon book sales and found it rather interesting.

Not sure what it proves. On the one hand, it might show programmer interest. I know a lot of people are really into Ruby. It also makes it clear that Java/C/C++/C# and VB are still dominant. Still, I wonder how much this may be influenced by existing code bases. Ruby being number #3 with so little legacy code is really interesting. I’m going to have to give it another look. Also, the poster was nice enough to list the problems with his survey, which is really nice.