I have to say, it's delightful watching people essentially become pen pals in a digital space that was never designed for commentary or much social interaction at all (though, we never designed against it, either).

Happening now, without blog comments, @-mentions, or notifications on / @readwriteas


You mean the posts themselves are serving as communication between individuals? Like letters?

If so, that is pretty cool.


@wion Yep, the "letters" are posts on their own blogs, that link to each other. And since the posts are also going to the same public space on @readwriteas, the conversation forms there.

@matt @readwriteas
I've been watching that as well, and it's amazing. It somehow feels more "right" than Web 2.0 comment sections, each person saying what they want to say in their own space, replying to and including others' writing but with a message that's wholly new and unique.

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