waving android

I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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Posts Tagged ‘discussion’

Update on the Twitter comments experiment

March 15th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I explored the idea of using Twitter as the primary forum for blog discussion. Multiple-round conversation is hard to sustain on a personal blog, but seems to appear effortlessly on Twitter, so went the thinking. Many people responded on Twitter (and elsewhere) with their thoughts, both on the general idea and the particular implementation; they were captured and displayed along with the original post using some client-side JavaScript called watercooler.js that I built for the experiment.

Below, I’ll share some of the points raised by those responses, along with some observations and data of my own. Read the rest of this entry »

Experimental: Twitter for comments

February 26th, 2009


Blog comments don’t really encourage robust discussion. (The only people who look twice at the comments are the original author and readers with an axe to grind.) But ad hoc multi-party discussion does happen on Twitter. I’m experimenting with promoting Twitter to a first-class blog comments system.

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