In technology there are few more important questions than “What’s going to happen with Twitter”. As with many early adopter issues, only the digerati and a few smart marketers understand how profoundly and importantly Twitter is reshaping the online landscape, giving a voice to millions who want to interact casually and superficially with … millions more.
This spinoff effort will be very interesting to watch as it’s a successful niche website that is establishing a Twitter like interface:
The challenge here is that if every website you go to has it’s *own* chatting interface you’ll either 1) get ticked off or 2) spend the rest of your life interacting with people at all these sites.
The answer is not individual site chat areas, rather we need to integrate the real Twitter with websites. (or some other chat standard, but Twitter seems to be the right choice given it’s ease of use and exploding subscriber base)
Open ID, Facebook connect and Google Friend Connect and open social and Disqus (for blog questions) and many other applications have the right general idea but nobody seems to be able to integrate all this across the board. We need to be able to seamlessly move from site to site, carrying our identity along with us so we can comment and interact easily.