Two big, foundational ideas for Remark.as have come to me lately. One is that blog comments should catch up to social media, and you should be able to have control over who can respond to you. There’s a ton of interesting ways we could do this on the open web, and they don’t have to involve some preexisting social graph (though they might).

The second is that all interaction should happen within a social “space,” rather than around a single person. The idea is to introduce wider context and hopefully serendipity, instead of optimizing for addictive loneliness (at best) and narcissism (at worst), as “me”-focused platforms tend to do. Everything is a living room — not Everything is about me.