akamike (2007-2010)

Pownce - Send stuff to your friends

For a while now people have been talking and wondering about Kevin Rose's latest venture, rumoured to be some sort of instant messenger. A collaboration of Leah Culver, Daniel Burka, Kevin Rose and Shawn Allen, today Pownce has been partially opened to the public.

Pownce is a way to send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. You'll create a network of the people you know and then you can share stuff with all of them, just a few of them, or even just one other person really fast.

The site is invite only, but non-registered users can still browse profiles to get a taste of what it is. Here's Kevin's profile, or even Dr Tiki's! There is also a downloadable application, running on Adobe AIR, for quick desktop access. The application is not required, you can still update via the website.

My View

Now, let's get one thing straight. I like the idea, I think it is something I would definately use. That said, isn't this just networked tumblelogs? With a bit more control of course. I wonder if anything like this has been done before. I know we have things like Twitter, but that's a bit basic, it just feels odd that this concept is only brought to life now.

I don't know, either way I am signed up for an invite (via the homepage) and I can't wait to check this out a little more. Maybe it is more than what I think...

[via kevinrosehasablogg]

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sounds interesting, i'll have to check it out at sometime.