> Different than Twitter. Sublevel is not a clone of Twitter like App.net neither trying to reinvent the wheel. There's no character limit, Sublevel is limited by design only.
Can you share more about the scalability of the backend?
> No API. Sublevel doesn't need an API, just better web browsers. Instead of an API, Sublevel will try to have an open database.
Do you mean CC-licensed, torrent delivered? That would support analytics, but what's the Sublevel position on third-party web clients?
> No user tracking. Sublevel doesn't store any metadata associated with users or replies.
Does this mean HTTP metadata, e.g. IP address, browsers, etc? Are you saying there are no web server logs ever written to flash/disk, or that these are stripped of user-identifying information?
> Discoverable. Sublevel is using an explore page to keep people informed. Similar to HN, DN or Reddit.
> Clear searching. Sublevel lets you independently search for replies or people's usernames, bios, locations.
Is this mechanism intended for search by humans or apps? Is there any difference from Twitter's search functionality?
> Just text. Sublevel won't provide support for images, videos, gifs, mp3s. Third-party services do a better job. Sublevel provides support for links, mentions and hashtags.
Is there support for mentions? The following bullet says they are not needed.
> Threaded conversations. Sublevel reply system is clear, there's no need for mentions. It lets you join in any conversation.
Without mentions, how would someone invite/address another user to join a conversation?
> Less spam. Sublevel prevents spam using two features. First, it lets the parent of a reply to delete any children replies. Second, it lets people send just one reply, expecting answers back from the other participants in the conversation.
One reply per item? Can you reply to siblings of your reply?
> Powered by mini ads. Sublevel is free and the ads will never be intrusive, actually they look quite good.
It is a nice idea but I think it would be great if it supported OEmbed and Markdown.
That would make Sublevel more simple than Tumblr for publishing with a low barrier like Twitter.
The bots would arrive to compliment, question and challenge you.
Would people care that they weren't real? Outside of the friends we know on Twitter now, do we know which of the rest are definitely real anyway?
Sounds a bit crazy, but just wondering if people will reach a point where they interact with bots and don't care if they give them what they want in terms of attention and validation.
Everyone would think, and see that every other account on the site was bots. The site would claim that every account you interact with is a bot, but in the background they aren't, their all people.
So, the early Internet.
Feedback for the author: your marketing copy needs to explain clearly what your product does.
It's either going to stick in your head out of persistence (perhaps subconsciously) or get mentally blocked (though I'd bet on the former).
No it isn't. I run Linux :(