The word is out

April 16th, 2002

Louise Kehoe at the Financial Times is “particularly intrigued” by BlogChat. Quite a few people have had similar I can’t quite put my finger on it but it’s somehow marvellous impressions.

I have to say, if someone came to me and said “Hey, there’s this new CHAT app you gotta try!”, I’d roll my eyes heavenward and say no thanks. Yecch. Age/Sex/Location? Gimme a break. Anonymous chat brings out the worst in people.


BlogChat is a chat connected to YOU, to your own voice, not to some anonymous identity void. People coming to hear what YOU have to say and to engage you in conversation about your common interest, about your blog, your hobby, your business. Close enough to talk to. Not so close that they become your IM buddy.

My blog used to be a static display of my work and musings. Now it’s a tradeshow booth. Sail on through or stop to ask me something or tell me I’m a goof – it’s up to you.

Dan Gillmor, another journalist hep to the blogging world, was in for a visit too, and we’ve had a few fairly prominent bloggers express an interest in the beta.

Come on in, folks. The water’s fine. Give it a try, see if it fits your style.

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