Dan Gillmor is director of the Knight centre for digital media entrepreneurship at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite school of journalism and mass communication.
Dan wrote an article in The Guardian that is sure to make any domainer smile. Dan said the following, "My students get extra credit if they can show they've registered an internet domain name for themselves. In any future course I teach, this will no longer be optional; it will be a requirement."
Dan pointed out how Facebook and Twitter and other social sites have their place, but that its a mistake to leave your online reputation in the hands of a third party.
The real key to this story is the comment section. The number of people that in 2013 feel that owing a domain, just one, was foolish, a waste of money, would rather have a latte and many other reasons shows why we are still in the first inning.
It reminds one of this famous faux pas, “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” — The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.