Google AMP Considered Harmful
So there’s this open letter right now on ampletter.org regarding Google AMP. AMP is well intentioned but a terrible solution to the problem of page bloat on the web and optimizing pages for mobile. I’ve been tweeting about this for a long time, but have somehow not blogged about it. Well, I’m signing onto the open letter because I feel AMP is harmful.
AMP is a BLIGHT. A cure worse than the disease of BLOAT. And facilitates fake news. cc: @Pinboard @dannysullivan @ftrain @paul_irish @ppk https://t.co/9fJ1VJWBKc
— Joe Crawford (@artlung) November 16, 2016
AMP AMPLIFIES fake news. https://t.co/IU3AntECnS gives "google" domain sheen when cached. BLIGHT.
— Joe Crawford (@artlung) December 7, 2016
We must pressure more sites to dump AMP. AMPlifies fake news by masking sources. Worse than bloated sites.
— Joe Crawford (@artlung) December 12, 2016
I submit to you that the cure of AMP is worse than the disease of endemic page bloat. Side effects numerous.
— Joe Crawford (@artlung) December 16, 2016
Great piece. AMP is WML. What was had utility inside the tight band it operated in, but a WWW detour.
— Joe Crawford (@artlung) March 7, 2017