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The instant monloguer would look much
like an IM application (and might use
similar protocols). The difference in the
app would be that, for everyone's
but your own, there would be no box for
The result: somthing akin to blogging,
only more transient. Think of
it as a little
like a text-based radio. You could tune
into Radio 4 (popular UK talk radio) and
have the 'Today Programme' (polarising
but popular breakfast current affairs
programme on Radio 4) scrolling up the
side of your desktop as you do the early
morning shift at the bean-countery. Or
up your own and publish your thoughts
you go through the day. Communal
monologues could have multiple
contributors, each named or colour-
like an IM chat.
In summary: like an Instant Messenger
public to read, private to write. Like a
but faster, more dynamic and much more
||Surely this is just a blog interface?
||Something like that. The mechanics
don't interest me as much as the
culture. The mechanics are basic -- you
could mock this up with an IRC channel.
||In fact the mechanics are so basic that
I'm waiting for someone to say. "Baked.
This is just an IRC channel with new
users set as unable to talk."
||I think that there are differences, but
that they are subtle and interesting.
||I think I like the idea - as an added twist, it might be interesting if the person who enters the text, is, once he's committed it to the system, unable to see it themselves. I'm thinking of the 'memory holes' from 1984, only you *hope* someone's reading them. You might be assigned someone random when you sign up. They don't know you, and you don't know them - never will. But you know there's someone who is going to read your most intimate, and anonymous thoughts - whatever they might be at any given moment.
||Perhaps this would be interested combined with blogs. Allow readers who happen to be viewing your website to instantly see as you start writing the next post.
||a mini-blog really, i don't know the point of it, but it sounds cool
||When did twitter come out?
||If this preceded it, [st3f], you should go for nulling
their patent if it exists... but at least taking the
||Just looked at the wikipedia entry for twitter. That
has the public launch as July 15, 2006. I'm not a great
one for conspiracy theories so I'm going to assume
that's correct. So no, I didn't invent twitter.