Social Conversation Platform Branch Launches To Public, Encourages Users To “Write Like You Talk” With Shorter Thread Starters

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http://techcrunch.com – Branch, a startup focused on enabling high quality public conversations on the web, is today launching to the public. The company is notably backed by the Obvious Corporation, the incubator from Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, which is also home to Medium, a blogging platform that sits somewhere between long-form blog posts and the 140-character restrictions of Twitter. Like Twitter and Medium, Branch is also working to leverage the web as a platform for social conversations, with new tools for hosting, sharing and publishing those d (IT news)