What if there were a social network for two people. So the messages wouldn't be mixed up with everything in a chat app or an email client. If the point of the conversation is to start a record, make it easy to go back through the chain of thought. And that a thread might last decades, even a whole lifetime. It's time to start thinking about long-lived special-purpose communication apps. We have the experience now, and the perspective. #
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