Hello from Albania.
Yesterday I met with the creator of the 10-day-old online-only opinion publication ResPublica.al. It’s intended for an upscale, intelligent audience of influential types in Tirana.
The editor, Mustafa Nano, came up with a standing feature called “MSN interview.” It’s a QnA, but done via instant messenger.
Well, he complained that the intellectuals he interviewed would go on and on and on in a face-to-face interview, but would get right to the point with instant messaging.
And viola! He went to an IM feature.
I’m NOT advocating this as a replacement for actual interviews, folks. But it’s a fun, quick little feature, eh?
(ps: I’d link to it, but it’s in Albanian, and I don’t think y’all read Albanian.)