Good bye Pownce, I loved you for this short period of time. You were more useful to me than Twitter and I’m not sure what’s out there to replace how I used your site. You were more than a glorified Twitter and I always felt it was an unfair comparison.
Things that made it rock:
- Private / Public messaging
- File sharing
- File embedding like vids and photos
- Desktop app
- A willingness and confidence to allow badges linking to my other social avenues
Looking back on my thread of Pownce notes offers a fun snapshot of what I found interesting in 2008 and what music I shared with the group I dubbed “music snobs.” Supposedly, the pownce group is batching my archive and I’ll be able to download it soon. It will be like a shoebox of goodness – bits and scraps of links, tunes and photos.
Good luck, Leah, Daniel and Mike. I think Kevin Rose will be just fine. He mostly twittered anyway!