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    protocol | David Pierce | 10/29/20 | 19 min
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    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      2 months ago

      I was skeptical when first seeing the title. I’m less so now (but still a bit). This was an interesting read from both a business and human interest perspective. Pretty good marketing for the app too.

      I’ve used Discord only a few times, the last time during a giant (physical) hackathon where hundreds of new people were dropped in this tool at the same time. Didn’t work well. Maybe it’s time to give it another shot in another context.

      "It's supposed to all work in harmony," Vishnevskiy said, "but not focus you on something specific like a Google Meet or a Zoom. Doing it passively is also a core feature.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 months ago

      Fast-forward a few years, and Discord is at the center of the gaming universe. It has more than 100 million monthly active users, in millions of communities for every game and player imaginable. Its largest servers have millions of members. Discord's slowly building a business around all that popularity, too, and is now undergoing a big pivot: It's pushing to turn the platform into a communication tool not just for gamers, but for everyone from study groups to sneakerheads to gardening enthusiasts. Five years in, Discord's just now realizing it may have stumbled into something like the future of the internet. Almost by accident.