6 comments

  • Nicola RushtonNicola Rushton, over 9 years ago

    Can't wait :)

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  • Michiel de GraafMichiel de Graaf, over 9 years ago

    Looks pretty! Insta-request-invite.

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  • Brand Winnie, over 9 years ago

    :)

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    • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, over 9 years ago

      Hey Brand! This is looking really exciting.

      Initially, I'll admit, I was a little cynical. Countless startups have tried to do the "true digital home on the web" thing, and I was trying to work out whether there's room for something like what you're offering. But I think that, despite the fact that many others have tried, nobody's really nailed it. It's still a chore trying to make sure you're following somebody on Twitter and Facebook and Vine and Instagram, particularly if they're using different handles or haven't linked their accounts together. This data is locked in silos, and feels pretty precarious. I'm worried that a lot of the stuff I share will evaporate as these different networks shut down. You'd be limited by each service's API, but I like the idea of a website extracting as much as possible and presenting it straightforwardly. I think it could work.

      I imagine you'll face an uphill struggle attempting to sell users on "Another Social Network", but I'm rooting for ya. I'm fatigued by the very idea of social networking, but that doesn't mean there's no room for further innovating in that space.

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      • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, over 9 years ago

        I am wondering about one thing, though: are your showcased users real? For example, it's clear that you don't yet have 300,000 users, so 315k users can't be following Robert Scoble (http://robertscoble.seshn.com), right? Or am I missing something there? Are you calculating his followers based on metrics from the connected networks?

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        • Brand Winnie, over 9 years ago

          Connor your thoughts are completely on point and I can totally relate to you when you say you're feeling fatigued by social networking. I think we all are. There's something to be said about the passions that people are born with and discover throughout their lives. To me, they're rooted in an individuals soul and that runs deep. If all goes as planned, Seshn well extract the perceived need of the"networking" one must do when participating in a social network. Creating content about what you're into should feel natural. Seshn will be a very purposed-based social network and publishing platform and should not give people headaches.

          As for the follower count, yes it is a combined number. I am not completely sure if follower counts are the end goal yet but the data is there and people are used to it. To combine followers from your existing networks seems like it could work, if our users do indeed feel that Seshn can become their true identity on the web and house all their content and social links. These users are all real, and yes Scoble did sign up awhile back.

          I appreciate your feedback. Like all other beta sites, we're far from perfect and have a long climb ahead, but we've listened to the people and they're telling us they want something new. Seshn definitely has a shot at solving those needs. Thanks again!

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