At GitHub, we use the command line every day. From git commands to script/server, we love the power it offers. This got us thinking, “why can’t we do that with github.com?”
You can use the Command Bar to follow people, browse repositories and issues and much more. Great feature.
Kevin R. Barnes:
We’ve tried making this easy for everyone. As a maintainer, all you have to do is add a CONTRIBUTING file (or CONTRIBUTING.md if you’re using Markdown) to the root of your repository. Then we will add a link to your file when a contributor creates an Issue or opens a Pull Request.
I like GitHub (both as a product and as a company) because they continue to incorporate conventions established by users into their product. Kinda the opposite of Twitter.