Twitter Founders Start Two New Sharing Sites – Medium & Branch

August 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Twitter is not the end of innovation, as far as its founders are concerned. Ev Williams and Biz Stone who founded the micro blogging service have again started two sharing web sites which, according to them, will follow the Twitter way.

Launched by Obvious Fund, Twitter founders’ money corporation, the two new sharing websites are called Branch and Medium. Branch which is officially described as a “new way to talk to each other”, allows users to create tree- like chat structures.

These chat trees can take links and proliferate discussions online, in a viral manner. In short Branch is a linked chat service which is different in its way of depending upon expert opinion. The service has just graduated from its beta stage and expects to make a wave in the internet.

In Branch, you decide whom to talk to and the whole discussion will be public, like blog posts. Branch has even added a branching feature which helps the users to be connected to the rest of the web by enabling users to talk anything from web and talk about it with anyone.

Medium, the sharing service launched by Ev Williams, is similar to Tumblr and helps people share things like images and links to open or closed mediums, as per the user’s need. Unlike Branch, Medium is still in beta stage and is not open to all users at this point.

According to Medium’s creator, posting on Medium is easier than becoming a blogger where you are concerned about building up audience. Posts in Medium will be sorted into ‘collections’ based on a theme or template.

At present Both Branch and Medium are available to use by invitation only.

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