What I do have a problem with is that Matt has co-opted and confused the brand of WordPress. There is the self-hosted and open source version of WordPress at WordPress.org and then there is the hosted, business WordPress.com that Automattic runs.
I don’t even have a problem with Jetpack tying the two together. It’s just the confusion between Dot Com and Dot Org, that gets me.
What do you think? Is there more to this that I’m missing?
With the new WordPress.com and Calypso, I’m noticing something I haven’t before. WordPress.com is really the other Medium.com. There is a vibrant community on the system and with Calypso and the new WordPress.com, it’s easier than ever to dive in and read some great stuff.
When a visitor goes to WordPress.com, either via the desktop or mobile app or the Website, they can use it as a reader to discover great content and also to publish to their various WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites.
One thing I have noticed is that on the mobile app on Android, you can only post to Dot Com blogs, not to the self-hosted version. I’m sure this will be changing (I hope. Hint, hint!).
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*Wordpress.com is owned by Automattic, Matt Mullenweg‘s company (Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress). It takes the blogging software, that is self-hosted, farther and hosts it for the user and makes getting your content online easy. WordPress.org is the self-hosted version that is run by the WordPress Foundation. It, along with Dot Com, run close to 25% of the Internet’s Websites.