an email-powered website

This was an early experiment, and I'm pretty sure it ran my web site for a bit. I can't find any evidence of this now though.

Comments as content

You comment on other people's posts by replying to the notification emails. This would create a blog post on your own site which was linked from theirs.

The idea is to ensure everyone retains all the content they have written, and break down the unnecessary distinction between content and comments.


You create new content by sending an email. The emails that got sent out were also copied to a mailing list of your friends as a notification mechanism. The format was email-style, much like the later Markdown.

Email-driven blogging was the basis for Posterous a few years later, which after acquisition by Twitter was reconstituted as Posthaven .