As someone who likes to think that I am a writer, this may be an interesting an engaging forum to talk to people and learn about the world in a different way.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
You’d think that by now we would have more than enough ways to share and talk about interesting things you find on the internet, what with Facebook and Twitter and Google+ and dozens of other services. But Josh Miller — founder of a discussion platform called Branch and a new service called Potluck — says it is still too hard to just talk with your friends about interesting things you find on the internet, not to mention meeting new people.
In a nutshell, Miller says that he wants Potluck to be a social platform like Instagram, but for talking about links rather than photos or videos.
Potluck launched Tuesday morning after spending some time in closed beta testing, and after reading Miller’s launch post about the new service, I decided to call him up and ask him to tell me more about why he built it, and what kind of need it fills that other services and networks don’t. Isn’t sharing links and discussing them with friends what Twitter is for, and the reason Google launched Google+? Can’t we already do that on Reddit and Facebook?