Back in the day, but for a short period of time "the platform" was "The Web" not a walled garden !
Fast-forward to 2016 and walled gardens are platforms crushing the diversity and the inclusiveness of the open web. If we don't make a collectiv push for more decentralization and more autonomy, the Web we used to know, to remember as "open web" will be gone. In fact it is crucial to keep moving towards simplicity, autonomy, decentralization, federation so that we can reclaim back the decentralization we lost from the Blog/RSS momentum to the social networks walled garden new normal.
It is imperative to teach to new generation that the Open Web is still very much alive and that only caring & giving attention to it will make it future proof no matter what shiny new platform/protocol emerge.