What is kommons?


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@kommons

Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world. Any of twitter's 160+ million users are game, @kanyewest to @cshirky.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar / @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

See other coverage in @TechCrunch and @Poynter

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything.

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122 | media@kommons.com

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Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world.

Any of twitter's 160+ million users are game, @kanyewest to @cshirky.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar / @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

See other coverage in @TechCrunch: and @Poynter .

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122 | media@kommons.com
9 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world.

We're a new internet startup based in Brooklyn and we're starting with just a few friends. Right now, the only way to get an invitation to kommons is to be asked a question by another kommons user. From there you can direct a question to any of twitter's 110+ million users: anyone from @kanyewest to @cshirky.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar / @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122 | media@kommons.com
10 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world.

We're a new internet startup based in Brooklyn and we're starting with just a few friends. Right now, the only way to get an invitation to kommons is to be asked a question by another kommons user. From there you can direct a question to any of twitter's 110+ million users: anyone from @kanyewest to @cshirky.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar / @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122 media@kommons.com
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world.

We're a new internet startup based in Brooklyn and we're starting with just a few friends. Right now, the only way to get an invitation to kommons is to be asked a question by another kommons user. From there you can direct a question to any of twitter's 110+ million users: anyone from @kanyewest to @cshirky.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar/ @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask and answer questions from anyone in the world.

We're starting small. Right now, the only way to get an invitation to kommons is to be asked a question by another kommons user. From there you can direct a question to any of twitter's 110+ million users: anyone from @kanyewest to @chavezcandanga.

We've recently been described by @RachelSklar / @Mediaite as "Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press.”

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray

979 Willoughby Ave - Brooklyn, NY 1122
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

There are already plenty of ways to ‘contact’ public figures like Sarah Palin or Barack Obama by tweeting at them or posting on their walls but the experience is woefully imbalanced. For all the rah rah of Twitter’s bilateral format, it’s easy for major public figures to just use social media as a bully pulpit— they can ignore individual tweets and, in the case of Facebook, outright delete wall posts that challenge their beliefs. Kommons is designed to change this dynamic and rebalance the way public figures answer to their public.

We do this by giving those who want to contact a public figure a substantially better place to talk to each other. Forming a group is often the only way to get public figures to take notice and Kommons helps you form them on the fly by coordinating those with similar questions to build public leverage.

We aren’t designed to benefit any particular party or group. Our goal is to apply the journalistic principle of impartiality to every level of the site’s design. A public forum to ask and answer a question from anyone in the world that is fair to everyone involved.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

There are already plenty of ways to ‘contact’ a public figure like Sarah Palin by tweeting at her or posting on her wall but the experience is woefully imbalanced. For all the rah rah of Twitter’s bilateral format, it’s easy for major public figures like Palin to just use social media as a bully pulpit: she can ignore individual tweets and, in the case of Facebook, outright delete wall posts that challenge her beliefs. Kommons is designed to change this dynamic and rebalance the way public figures answer to their public.

We do this by giving those who want to contact a public figure a substantially better place to talk to each other. Forming a group is often the only way to get public figures to take notice and Kommons helps you form them on the fly by coordinating those with similar questions to build public leverage.

I used Sarah Palin as an example because she’s our most challenging use case but we aren’t designed to benefit any particular party or group. We also aren’t made to be used just for antagonistic use cases. I have questions for Sarah Palin but also questions for people I respect like danah boyd and Tim O’Reilly or even someone like a neighborhood blogger or a friend. Our goal is to apply the journalistic principle of impartiality to every level of the site’s design. A public forum to ask and answer a question from anyone in the world that is fair to everyone involved.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

There are already plenty of ways to ‘contact’ a public figure like Sarah Palin by tweeting at her or posting on her wall but the experience is woefully imbalanced. For all the rah rah of Twitter’s bilateral format, it’s easy for major public figures like Palin to just use social media as a bully pulpit: she can ignore individual tweets and, in the case of Facebook, outright delete wall posts that challenge her beliefs. Kommons is designed to change this dynamic and rebalance the way public figures answer to their public.

We do this by giving those who want to contact a public figure a substantially better place to talk to each other. Forming a group is often the only way to get public figures to take notice and Kommons helps you form them on the fly by coordinating those with similar questions to build public leverage.

I used Sarah Palin as an example because she’s our most challenging use case but we aren’t designed to benefit any particular party or group. We also aren’t made to be used just for antagonistic use cases. I have questions for Sarah Palin but also questions for people I respect like danah boyd and Tim O’Reilly or even someone like a neighborhood blogger or a friend. Our goal is to apply the journalistic principle of impartiality to every level of the site’s design. A public forum to ask and answer a question from anyone in the world that is fair to everyone involved.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

There are already plenty of ways to ‘contact’ a public figure like Sarah Palin by tweeting at her or posting on her wall but the experience is woefully imbalanced. For all the rah rah of Twitter’s bilateral format, it’s easy for major public figures like Palin to just use social media as a bully pulpit: she can ignore individual tweets and, in the case of Facebook, outright delete wall posts that challenge her beliefs. Kommons is designed to change this dynamic and rebalance the way public figures answer to their public.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/

- @codybrown + @kraykray
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

There are already plenty of ways to ‘contact’ a public figure like Sarah Palin by tweeting at her or posting on her wall but the experience is woefully imbalanced. For all the rah rah of Twitter’s bilateral format, it’s easy for major public figures like Palin to just use social media as a bully pulpit: she can ignore individual tweets and, in the case of Facebook, outright delete wall posts that challenge her beliefs. Kommons is designed to change this dynamic and rebalance the way public figures answer to their public.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/
11 months ago
Kommons is a place to ask questions to public figures. The public figures, in this case, are any of Twitter's 110+ million users.

Invites:
The only way to be invited to kommons is to be asked a question by another user. If you are asked a question you will receive an @reply from "kommons_invites" in your twitter stream.

Once you're in:
You can invite up to 10 others to join the site.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us anything: http://kommons.com/
11 months ago
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