Ellis Hamburger reporting from the popular tech news website, The Verge recently interviewed Paul for the ‘5 Minutes on the Verge‘ section.
People have been creating digital journals for years, but Day One feels different. What’s the most important thing that contributes to its success?
I think the idea of micro-blogging or short status updates based on popular social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, allows users to easily grasp the concept of Day One. It’s capturing personal thoughts and ideas in a way people are already familiar with, without having to share these writings publicly. It’s focused, it’s designed in a way that’s clean and not overwhelming, and it’s easily accessible in a way that makes the idea and motivation of keeping a journal fun.