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  • Lissn Strips Down To Its Skivvies: Three Anonymous People Chat While Others Listen

    Lissn Strips Down To Its Skivvies: Three Anonymous People Chat While Others Listen

    When Lissn launched on stage at TechCrunch50 in September 2009, we described it as sort of a “broader Twitter meets a simpler Google Wave“. Well, like the latter, the idea behind Lissn never really caught on. By March of last year, the service decided to pivot a bit to be based more around individuals rather than specific conversations. But that didn’t really work either. So… Read More

  • With Version 2, Lissn Quiets The Noise And Focuses On Individuals. But Is It Too Quiet?

    With Version 2, Lissn Quiets The Noise And Focuses On Individuals. But Is It Too Quiet?

    When Lissn launched at TechCrunch50 this past year, it had what seemed to be a hot basic premise: Twitter meets Google Wave. Unfortunately, as time has proven, Google Wave has yet to catch on in a meaningful way, as it’s too noisy for most people. And in many ways, the first version of Lissn seemed a bit too noisy. With the latest version launching today, the team has simplified things… Read More

  • LiveFyre Wants To Ignite Realtime Intelligent Conversations On The Web

    LiveFyre Wants To Ignite Realtime Intelligent Conversations On The Web

    People often attempt to have conversations with others on Twitter, but if it goes more than a few tweets deep, it’s a mess. FriendFeed was a better haven for conversations, but those were often just based on tweets moved over to a small community — a community which is quickly fading. A new service launching in beta today, LiveFyre, is focused on reworking how we have conversations… Read More

  • TC50: Lissn Is A Broader Twitter Meets A Simpler Google Wave

    TC50: Lissn Is A Broader Twitter Meets A Simpler Google Wave

    A lot of people use Twitter to have conversations with others, but that’s not really what it was built for. Initially, Twitter was just supposed to be a place to update what you are doing; the @reply only came around because people started using it to direct a conversation at another user. Now conversations are one of the most interesting things about Twitter, and a new startup launching… Read More