In a small corner of the web, people are writing 100-word bursts of ideas on everything from democracy in Taiwan to umbrellas. Many of the subjects are turned into introspective narratives, becoming very self aware and sometimes full of existential angst. It is not the sharing of ideas that has brought this community together, though.

Daily Themes is a six-month-old startup currently operating out of Shanghai that is meant to help people master written English 100 words at a time. The site is mostly targeted toward non-native speakers.

The business relies on a team of professionals to critique the writing samples submitted on the website to ensure quality and accuracy, which some automated corrections systems struggle with. Company co-founder Hassan Siddiq compared the site to Grammarly, an automated proofreader for grammar and spelling.

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