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Friday, August 15, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I just read this interesting post on Louis Gray's blog. Permalink to this paragraph

Essentially now any Twitter client can now associate another post as a reply to another existing post. This means that Twhirl or TweetDeck can allow a user to post a normal status update, and provide a "+" sign underneath and a new post can be appended as a reply to the previous post. Permalink to this paragraph

Hmmm. Where have I seen that before? Permalink to this paragraph

Oh yeah! Sounds like an outliner. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update: I've got something working with a test account. You can actually walk the threading structure in the browser. Nice!  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's what the threading looks like in the outliner. Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

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