From pop culture to astrology to “Game of Thrones,” Public offers group chats from people around the world. You can check out the conversations, follow those you like, join in the fun, or even start your own chat.
Browse the topics
There are plenty of topics to check out on Public. With conversations about sports, dating, television, and literature, you never know what you might find that peaks your interest.
View the conversations
Once you select a topic, you can simply read through the conversation in the app’s text message-like interface. You can join in, follow your favorite topics, or just leave a comment, all by signing up for a free account.
Follow other users
View profiles of users to see which chats they are participating in and topics that they follow. You can also follow them to stay up to date.
Public has an interesting concept. It brings together live broadcasts and group participation in a chat format. 9to5Mac posted this quote from the app’s creator, Avner Ronen, Boxee founder:
Public, which launched with an iPhone app and website Friday, can best be described as group chats with an audience. A few active participants chat with each other on a topic, be it “Game of Thrones,” a sports team or “Black Arts & Literature.” All these discussions happen in public, allowing anyone to follow them in real-time or read up on them later.- 9to5Mac - Public
Public is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and available for free on the App Store without in-app purchases.
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