Monday, November 11, 2013
A co-founder of Twitter recommends "going long" with microblogging
The New York Times has a piece Sunday, in the business section, by Matt Richtel, “A Founder of Twitter Goes Long”, link It’s a story about Evan Williams, 41, and his blogging platform called simply Medium. The “about page” emphasizes the idea of collaborative blogging, but also blogging on flexible schedules, for people who sometimes need to go off the grid and can’t or don’t want to have to contribute all the time. Given today’s modern ideas about altruism, that can make a lot of sense. Williams also discounts the idea that blog or microblog contents should be directed at friends or followers -- although I must say that using whitelists is a good way to make sure that a few dozen or a few hundred people see your (or my) messages.