What would a “public notepad” do?

First question of the new year.

Yesterday I wrote about using Twitter as a “public notepad.”

Sure, the note-putting part of it was great. One item after another in rapid-fire, with the ability of people to add or comment. Most of it was pretty civil because.. Well I don’t know why.

But when it came time to gather it all up and present it as a matter of record, that was a lot of hard work, and the result wasn’t very satisfying.

So how would it work?


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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