Kevin Rose interviews Evan Williams on Foundation.
@ev, founder of Blogger, co-founder of Twitter, founder and CEO of Medium, tells an interesting story of how the term ‘blog’ came about and how ‘blogger’ went from a brand name to a way to describe someone who writes an online journal/diary/web log.
I love his perspective on Web technology and how we can solve problems cropping up from the digitization of many offline media industries, and I agree whole heartedly. There is room for both worlds – the quick and dirty for consumers with low attention spans and really great research and product creation for users who love the finer details.
As a WordPress dev and a Web enthusiast, I am intrigued with what Evan Williams is attempting with his new company, Medium. Can digital journalism be rescued from the Twitterfication of short attention span readers?
I’ve been testing Medium for a while now, and at least as a WordPress dev, I am definitely concerned from the standpoint of potential future WordPress blog clients. But if @ev can save online journalism and bring back the art of great article writing online, I think it’s worth it.
So far I really like it. I’m definitely studying their UX hard.
From GeoCities to free domain registrations and much more, this interview makes for a great journey down memory lane of how the World Wide Web, and more specifically, Web Development grew up.
Definitely a lot to learn from the story of a serial entrepreneur with great success.