With so much out of control negativity and lack of author control on Twitter and Facebook, it feels like there is an opening for something like micro-blogs to augment existing platforms in a positive way.

I want to build a microblogging app in the worst way right now, but I can’t figure out how to make it a profitable endeavor.

Related: this new blog of mine is heavily inspired by what Manton and Jon are doing. More of us should strive to own the content we put online.