A couple of days now into my experiment with Pownce.
A couple of months ago I started experimenting with Twitter and have dipped in and out of Twitter in a desultory fashion since.
I’m finding the messaging on Pownce more interesting than on
Twitter. On the other hand, the bombardment of my inbox with Pownce email notifications of
messages posted has been very annoying: fortunately, one of my friends on Pownce
pointed me to the settings where I can turn that feature
I’m tending to err on the side of openness in
terms of accepting the various Pownce “friend me” requests.
Around the blogs, lines are being drawn on whether Pownce is or is
not A Good Thing.
On his Frantic Industries blog, Stan Schroeder comes out punching for Pownce. In
the Twitter Killer, he declares the new service to be “a new
Twitter – only better”.
And in his post on Mashable, Pownce: Against All Odd, Pownce Blew Us Away, he singles out the main feature he admires:
event, to one person; or three of your friends; or only your family; or
everyone. That’s right, you can engage in private conversations, you can speak
to the world, you can have a group of close friends, and a group of associates,
and a group of unknown people you just added to your profile, and you can choose
when you want to send stuff to any of these groups. With this simple feature
Pownce trounces all over Twitter, and comes close to being more useful than most
Mack D. Male disagrees strongly – see his post “Pownce
bunch of services into one place. Twitter is better for messaging (heck so is
IM). Email/IM is better for sending files to individuals, services like box.net
do multiple people. Facebook is better for creating a network of friends, and
for creating and sharing events. del.icio.us is better for sharing links.
Neither Twitter nor
Pownce is something I feel any need to recommend at this point to business people. And maybe we need a bit more argy-bargy and feedback from a wider array of users before we can get an idea of how useful or otherwise either Twitter or Pownce can be in a business context.
For social networking and online identity
services that can be useful now for growing a business, I’m more
Still, I can’t say I’m not having fun experimenting
with a few of these new toys .