Many internet insiders have discussed how Twitter needs a chat function. Many think Twitter should evolve to this. Instead, start-up company Joint has allowed this interaction without Twitter changing a thing.
Joint turns any Twitter hashtag # into an IRC conversation. I see this making immediate noise. Live tweetcasts and podcasts just got a whole lot more interesting. The problem is – this functionality segments your discussion, but still floods your feed with hyper-specific content, probably not relevant to your entire audience, right? No! Conversations on Joint stay on Joint. It uses Twitter, but is completely separate from it.
Is this the future of tech evolution? You build the foundation, and others can turn it into what they like without dictating that change for everyone?