Public dev meeting / Collaboration / When the user wants to subscribe to the thread related to the article - but the thread may not exist


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  • Parent projects: Minisites, Collaboration
  • Participants: Marcio S Galli
  • Text language: en-us
  • Tags: transparency, openness, collaboration, mozilla
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Design - exploring the web ways for users to engage and collaborate in an ongoing conversation and topic

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Use case — I suddenly stumble in a significant news, or half-news, related to Mozilla future

I was visiting my work-related social network and I suddenly stumbled at a significant article about Mozilla. Since I was not following Mozilla closely anymore it was quite frustrating to find this article because that it indicates a story that is not closed. It should be acknowledged too that part of my frustration relates to the curiosity that the article provoked.

The article itself is not relevant here in this essay, since the focus is about stories in the web and the mechanisms to follow them.

The need emerged because it was Mozilla

The following statement was the actual point that I had the insight — for a mechanism of following up with a thread:

"However, to responsibly make additional investments in innovation to improve the internet, we can and must work within the limits of our core finances." Mitchell Baker,

It sounded for me like a statement that would be linked to future statements. Or, a statement that provoked a chain potential. It created expectation. A statement that had implications. I felt that a story was going on. And, as a reader, or, as someone concerned with Mozilla's future, I wanted to know more.

The user scrolling down looking for the comments section

Is not everyday that I can detect my movements. Perhaps my mind is more calmer now. But this happened — I have scrolled down very quickly, looking for the comments section. However, it turns out that I was in an article with no comments — not sure if this was intentional or if Mozilla closed comments in a sort of classic PR fashion.

The things on the web that does that

Twitter is certainly a social mechanism that helps people to develop the conversation. And Hacker News is another case, for aggregating comment and opinions. But being Mozilla I sort of wanted too to have the formal part of the conversation going on, yet something that would also enable people to collaborate.

Marcio é um empreendedor com interesse em inovação, empreendedorismo, cultura e gestão. Formado em ciências da computação, Marcio fez seu estágio de graduação no Vale do Silício em uma das empresas que marcaram a história da Internet (Netscape Communications). Posteriormente mudou-se para o Vale do Silício trabalhando para Netscape / America Online, Yahoo! e posteriormente ao voltar ao Brasil, para a Mozilla Corporation (criadores do navegador Firefox). Antes de se tornar empreendedor e consultor, Marcio pôde colaborar com vários departamentos como marketing, inovação, engenharia e em times de documentação e evangelismo. Se tornou autor de patentes internacionais e gosta de estudar e escrever para os futuros empreendedores e gestores. Marcio é apaixonado por comunicação, negócios, tecnologia e cultura. Alguns dos seus livros preferidos são High Output Management, Conscious Business, The Hard Things about Hard Things, Maslow on Management, The Startup of You, The Alliance, Zero to One, dentre outros.

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