How I use Kapuno

TL;DR – Finally, a place to have meaningful conversations within a community.

Pretty much the only reason I blog is because I want to have meaningful conversation with people. Something that sits outside of all the social networks with all their noise, ads, and filter issues. They are great a collecting a ton of people, but they aren’t great (most of the time) for having meaningful conversations. Either they are so noisy and huge that I can’t expect real people to ever see the things I share, or they have so many ads and other noise that I can’t find the people I want to start conversations with. So, I blog and just share links out to those other networks. But, few people actually make it all the way through to the comments and jump in. They’re more likely to just like or favorite the link and keep scrolling.

Kapuno changes all of this. The focus is on conversations, instead of “publishing.” The communities of people are self-selected as actually interested in the topic, so they are entirely more likely to jump into the conversation. More things are relevant because deep conversations aren’t scattered between random links, baby pictures, and videos of hate crimes. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, ever since I started blogging in 1998.

I don’t have a general answer to how I use Kapuno. Since conversations are happening within different communities, each community is different. So, in some communities I am much more likely to start a conversation by sharing multiple links to resources, pulling out what is most interesting to me, and then asking some questions. In other communities, I am more likely to begin with a big question and chat through the options. Others are just silly and chatty.

More “How I Use”:

How I use Twitter

TL;DR – I share too much, and prefer to use lists.

Twitter has changed a lot since I first signed up in July of 2006. It was SMS only when I started, and there were only a few friends to ‘send updates’ to. These days, I’m following 5k+ accounts, and 10K+ follow me. I rarely look at the actual time line. Instead I have multiple lists and searches open in TweetDeck across several different personal and business accounts.

I have 0 expectations that anyone looks at everything I share on Twitter. In fact, I would feel bad for them if they did. Because I tend to share almost everything I write anywhere else on there. I share little updates through out my day. I ask questions. But, mostly, I respond to people I am seeing in my lists and mentions.

Obviously, I don’t follow everyone who follows me. And, not everyone I follow follows me back. I follow people who intrigue me, and who I am having interesting conversations with. And, I follow accounts of people and projects I just want to keep track of.

I’m not sure what Twitter is going to look like 9 years from now. I expect it will change even more in the next 9 years than it has up till now.

More “How I Use”:

Today I will Learn about Daily Affirmations

I’m playing with some IFTTT recipes, and one I borrowed from someone has me writing down a few things each morning, including 3 daily affirmations. I’ve heard of them before, but never really dug in. I could just start up the google machine, but I wanted to hear from friends first.

A few folks have jumped into the twitter fray, but I’d love to hear more. Do you use them? How do you write them? Are you still going or did you quit? Is it something you do for the rest of your life, or is it something you “achieve” at some point and move past?

Twiter Thread

Just Shared Memories

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Leave No Trace

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Real Friends Love the Real You

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Privacy is Everything

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Vanity is Overrated

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Live for the Moment

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.