The founders of Twitter have announced they are to create two new websites, Medium and Branch, guardian.co.uk reports.
Ev Williams and Biz Stone, who were instrumental in the setting up of micro-blogging site Twitter, have said they plan to evolve ‘online sharing’ with their two new sites.
Whilst information on the two sites is currently limited, the two have announced that Medium will be a place for creative types to share photography and writing online.
Branch, meanwhile, will be more similar to their original social network, but will allow for more in-depth conversations by doing away with Twitter’s notoriously limited 140-character limit on social media content. It has been likened to the ‘Storify’ tool, which can invite users to a conversation so it “branches” out. This can then take the conversation in many different directions across any online location.
Medium is already up and running but, as it is still being tested, it’s only open on an invite-only basis, as has been the trend with Google+ and Pinterest.
Taking to Medium’s introductory page, co-founder Williams explained of the project: “We’re reimagining publishing in an attempt to make an evolutionary leap, based on everything we’ve learned in the last 13 years and the needs of today’s world,” upstart.bizjournals.com reports.