- Twitter is too short to make for long discourses, and you have to find people, then subscribe to them (not Lean!)
- Blogs you have to search for and subscribe (not Lean!)
- #hashtags are a cool way to mark content (so do categories and tags in blog posts)
So here’s what I have in mind for the next wave of social platforms (see picture on the right). It would basically work as this:
- people tell the system of what they are interested in using specific #tags
- you post whatever interesting content of some kind of a blogging platform and you categorize and #tag your post with as much as necessary #tags your piece of work mandates
- the article gets notified to some system: title, @author, all #tags
- people who subscribed to some of the #tags you used get notified of your publication
- because it provokes some insights in you, you comment back in the system, which notifies other people that the initial blog post is gaining traction. Other people comment as well, or write their own blog posts which get connected to yours in the system…
So, there’s a virtuous circle: you blog, it gets tweeted, people receive it through their #tags subscription, they react and post some more, which get tweeted as well, etc.
This is what (the now defunct) Google Wave ought to become IMO. Only that I removed the constraint of requiring bloggers to belong to Wave or some dedicated blog platform.