Branch , the social conversation platform created by Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone , today launched  to the public, so anyone can create or join a branch of conversation. The site had previously been in an invite-only beta.
In the year since Branch first launched, it's become home to a wellspring of commentary from thought leaders across industries. Last year Fast Company branched conversations featuring Gen Fluxers  such as Box's Aaron Levie , GE's Beth Comstock , and BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti .
Branch has also added some new bells and whistles to the public version, including a highlighting feature, an activity feed that shows you exactly who's reading what you have to say, and SoundCloud  and Spotify  integration so you can play music in Branch.
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