Just thinking about Micro.blog conversations and the discussion about having a way to reply all. I wonder if a better alternative is to be able to “follow” conversations, with new replies from anyone showing up in the timeline. This can be completely opt-in per conversation — including for posts that are made by you — so that those that want the old way to continue working as is don’t loose anything.

It has one other advantage: I’ve seen conversations in Micro.blog that I had no real interest in participating in (usually because I have nothing to add) but I was interested in following along. Usually these are people asking for recommendations, and others post theirs as replies. Being able to “subscribe to new replies” would allow me to get updates to these as they come in, rather than have me check-in on the conversation thread every hour or so.

Anyway, that’s the idea. Let me know what you think.