Is App.net aimed at killing Twitter? No, and luckily, Glenn Fleishman was able to explain just what is behind the new real-time social feed system in this TidBITS staff meeting held live via Google Hangouts On Air. We hope to publish an article about App.net soon, since it’s a fascinating effort to provide a system of pipes that independent developers can use for any imaginable purpose, rather than a platform that the company controls for its own benefit. Other upcoming article topics discussed include group photo sharing sites to replace the late, lamented ZangZing and Notification Center, whose excessive reminders remind us of nothing so much as overenthusiastic PR reps.
We’ve been recording many of our weekly staff meetings via Google Hangouts On Air (see my YouTube page for links), and although these are very much less formal and focused than our TidBITS Presents events, they’re on par with a weekly video podcast talking about what’s happening in the Apple world. In essence, we have to have a staff meeting each week to talk about what we’re going to write about, and you’re welcome to sit in on it or watch later. If only someone would bring donuts!