Blathr Wayne Lorentz

What is Blathr?

What is Blathr?

Pithy version

Antisocial media

Short version

It's the answer to my own shower question: “What if there was Twitter for people who are good at HTML?”

Long version

Blathr is like Twitter, except about me. It's a place for me to write little thoughts and quips and musings and to generally blather without having to deal with the limitations of Twitter. Among them:

Why “Blathr” and not “Blather?” Because dropping vowels is very nostalgic of the 2010-era tech scene when namespace collisions were both common and inconsequential.

As a side note, I originally called this project Meeter, combining “Me” and “Twitter,” but it turns out that name is already being used by a video conferencing company. “Blathr” is currently only being used by a pet clothing company in New Jersey, so from a legal standpoint, I'm O.K., since two entities can use the same name, as long as they're not doing the same thing. Like Dominos Pizza and Dominos Dry Cleaning.