We need better tools for online speech

For the past three years I've been working full-time on various recommender system startup ideas. The current one (and most long-lived) is The Sample, a newsletter recommender. However, as I've thought constantly about this area over the past several years, I've realized that recommendation is only one slice of the problem domain I'm interested in.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.thesample.ai/p/tfos/