6 sites recommended by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg
Apr 5, 2009
At yesterday’s WordCamp in Hong Kong I had the pleasure of interviewing WordPress.com founder Matt Mullenweg about blogs, blogging and how he came to found one of the world’s largest blog-hosting companies. (WordPress.org is the open source blog and WordPress.com is one of Matt’s companies)
While it was difficult to take notes while interviewing Matt, I did jot down a few interesting sites he mentioned. I’ll be moderating a few more events while he is in Hong Kong, so hope to do a video or two before the week is out. Let me know if you have an specific questions.
Matt says he is a great fan of micro-blogging and uses Twitter all the time. As for those to watch for the greatest innovation, Matt recommended:
Matt highlighted two sites as offering interesting new twists on blogging:
- Posterous – a site that allows you to collect items found while surfing the net, simply by sending in an email
- P2 – a site Matt advocates as a way to rid yourself of email clutter. P2 combines microblogging with a thread system, allowing you to share short messages among a small group
Asked by a member of the audience about the future of blogging, I limited Matt to the Twitter limit of fewer than 140 characters. His reply:
The future of blogging is Multimodal.
By that, he means that blogging will include more video, image and sound, to reflect the evolution of our online life.