I really wish Twitter had some realistic competition, but the truth is that none of the alternatives will stick. Twitter will be replaced in a few years by something completely different, not a Twitter clone.
Maybe I’m wrong, however I’d like to know the goals and motivations of people who write Twitter clones – even though in this case Sublevel is not exactly a clone like identi.ca/GNUsocial, it has some new ideas.
They might attract a small, strong community, there’s no denying that, but do they really think they can compete with Twitter? Are they doing by just the fun of it, as a hobby project?
If the creator of Sublevel is around here I’d love to know what’s in their mind :)
I saw “authored by” and realised the creator is right here; and indeed, you can get a bit of a story by the lobste.rs post history alone.