I ask you–Is there no end to the social platforms that are floating around? It seems like as soon as I think I’ve got a handle on the major ones, I find out one of my friends is already submerged into another one.
That’s what happened today when I was reading the new posts on David Krug’s Twitter account. I followed a link he shared, and was taken to his Pownce account, which basically does the same thing as Twitter as far as I can tell.
Here’s how the Pownce folks describe their product:
Pownce is a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more. You can do it all on our web site, or install our lightweight desktop software that lets you get out of the browser.”
Okay, so it may be slightly different from Twitter, but why would a person need both?
I mean, I know why David needs both (being the lead newser here on SPJ obligates him to live and breathe social apps :-)), but is there any reason why your average person would need both? If you know, please clue me in, because I’m all for a streamlined approached to using social platforms and not using ones that have a lot of overlap.
Your thoughts–do you use both Twitter and Pownce or have you found that one is better than the other?