Today, Kevin Rose published an conceptual idea for a new blogging tool, Tiny.
Without going into judging if the world needs another blogging tool/platform or not, I find the idea of adding ambiance to the publishing medium extremely interesting.
I think incorporating ambience into communications product would add another layer of information that is conveyed to the other party in a conversation. This way the interface around the conversation would change if you were at a beach, in a park or at a club, most probably influencing the mood and tone of the conversation.
Think of it almost like taking a photo of the location you are communicating from to give the other participants in a conversation a bit of perspective on where you are and how does it feel to be there. It helps convey the emotion of being in that location to the other party.
Experimenting with this kind of new concepts should be extremely simple in communications. I’m excited that we’re enabling that with Layer.