Where’s the conversation these days?

And I’m a big fan of how Medium has rebooted blog commenting, with line-by-line comments and a ‘respond by blog post’ feature, of which this is an example (actually, this is a response to a response to this post).

However, two questions, where does that leave multi-person discussions on Medium? I know that 5 may people respond to a post, and three people may respond to two of those responses … but wouldn’t it be much more difficult to follow that conversation compared to traditional commenting systems, where the entire conversation is presented in one place?

And are active conversations made visible anywhere? Call me old school, but the ‘most active conversation’ widget remains one of my favourites.

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