The point of liveblogging
Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:45 AM by Dave Winer ☮.
  • In doing my work, I generate a lot of thoughts, questions, ideas, that I would like to share. Given the tools that existed before liveblogging, most of those ideas would go to waste. Too big to fit in a tweet, too small to be a blog post, I don't want to waste it on Facebook (too hard to find, Google is still a much better search engine). "Out here" I have lots of ways to remember things I want to come back to later. My favorite is to use my linkblog, which also shares the link on Facebook and Twitter. The memory of the linkblog goes back a few months, which is usually enough.
  • Last night I did a demo for Brandon Diamond, a friend who works at Facebook, and the demo gave me a ton of ideas. Maybe it will be with him that collaborative writing in Liveblog becomes a thing. He asked about shared outlines. Yes, I do believe in them, by gluing pieces of our worlds together. This is something Ward Cunningham is working on too in Federated Wiki.
  • Lots of smart people gravitating in a space where wikis, blogs, feeds and outlines took root.