The most recent episode of The Talk Show, with guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons, made me excited for the future in a way I haven’t experienced since Google was making new products like Reader, Gmail, and Notebook. Although the discussion about JSON Feed was very interesting, I was most excited to hear about Mr. Reece’s Micro.blog project and Mr. Simmons’ Evergreen feed reader.
Since the beginning of the year, I have taken some time away from both Twitter and Facebook, and I’ve been looking for an alternative tool for publishing shorter blog posts. I have recently dipped my toe into the mastodon pool, but I’m really on the fence about its future, for a variety of reasons. Maybe a paid platform could be just the thing needed to move beyond Twitter.
I guess we’ll see. In the meantime, I will be waiting for my invitation email to register at Micro.blog.