Published in 2009
There is a great conversation regarding the future of microblogging thanks to Facebook opening its status box
So if it was hard to compare the microblogging activity from those designers in 2000 (i forgot threeoh, designiskinky too) to twitter in 2006, it’s much more easy now. K10k was was an « on-request » community, but we, as viewers, knew well all people behind those names, including webdesign stars such as Joshua Davis, Mike Cina, Zeldman… They were tweeting something between 30 to 100 short messages per day. And other design portals were trying to find better links, news projects, but the k10k (about 30 peers) were just skyrocking and their servers had monumental pageviews. For designers, microblogging was excellent: no need to argue, just say somethin like « amazing flash piece ***** » In the meantime, Kottke was the reverse, pushing the blogging to another level. And blogger.com came and those microblogs were replaced by streams of portofolios or stacks of blogrolls. k10k and this crowd were leading the front-end in all ways during years (98-04). They saw this social thing (web2, friendster, flickr) coming and did not take the opportunity to enlarge communities and enlarge conversations. We can call this diferently: they kept an editorial point of view and a way of life: cutting-edge, not VC-edge.