The Everything Bagel

@jean on what makes special (emphasis mine):

Like the Everything Bagel, we think we know what should be included. We assume certain features are important. When I started working with Manton Reece on, I was the one peppering him with questions, such is how do I retweet, why no hashtags, where can I find out who is following me and how many followers I have. I thought should be Twitter minus the trolls. I had no way to imagine another way of doing things. Where are my poppy seeds?

Today, over five years later, I treasure what we have built at It is what Manton envisioned: a thoughtful space for people to write and share and converse. I love it the way it is. The community and the experience has evolved in its own way, thanks to the contributions and participation of lots of individual humans.