6 people think this is good

    Facundo WildSweetnCool tommy catron finearts71 GOOD HQ Keith Bormuth

Branch is a platform for back-and-forth discussions amongst tech celebrities and now more

Doris Yee

Almost two months ago I became a member of Branch. It was a pretty closed community - with even members not being able to get into certain discussions without requesting moderators to join. Today, Branch is now becoming more open to allow others to dip into the conversation. Check it out and see if this is a platform worth subscribing.

Continue to theverge.com

Inappropriate?

Discuss

  • Keith BormuthKeith Bormuth

    Do you think there is a need for a discussion format like this or are platforms like these trying to entice a need, removing discussion from the source of the content?

    • Doris YeeDoris Yee

      I think it's safe to admit a thread of comments are often times more interesting then themed content. Forums, often poorly designed and hard to follow, was a solution ten years ago. But as we become more opinionated as an internet society, we need something to better support brainstorming, show-and-tell, or debate.

      Branch is focusing on tone and flow. But they need time to really observe if it'll stick.

      Lets put it this way: If Branch can make a discussion between a CEO of a Fortune 500 company and a developer from a startup feel as comfortable but meaningful as a date, they might be onto something.