Who Wants to Pownce?

I was lucky enough to get an invite to Pownce from Michael Pate and I have used it for the last two days. I’m not really that impressed. Nothing you can’t get in tools elsewhere done much better. The client is buggy and doesn’t allow you to reply to messages within it. You need to do that from the web…pretty pointless. Also there aren’t enough distinguishable rss feeds available for the content you add. Only a you with friends messages feed and I only want mine to be provided as a feed.

In fact, if you have been interested in Pownce you should take a look at the Pownce rival comparison done at Mashable. Alternatively you can read this tongue-in-cheek (or should I say foot-in-ass) review of Pownce done at a great satirical site called Uncov. 

Hopefully it will get better over time but it’s definitely not ready for prime time.

If you are still interested I have invites for the first six callers (err…commentators). Just leave a comment below so I can get your email address to send it to you.

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  1. i’d like to take a closer look too, if you can email me an invite, thanks.

  2. i’d like to take a closer look too, if you can email me an invite, thanks.

  3. I’m hearing alot about this pounce lately.. looks like Kevin rose is going to make some more money.. good for him

  4. .. i mean i wish it were me.. but he seems to have all the ideas.

  5. I’m hearing alot about this pounce lately.. looks like Kevin rose is going to make some more money.. good for him

  6. .. i mean i wish it were me.. but he seems to have all the ideas.

  7. Héhé, mail me your Pownce profile address… I think LifeLine could use your feed without your friends messages ;o)

  8. Héhé, mail me your Pownce profile address… I think LifeLine could use your feed without your friends messages ;o)

  9. Sull…invite sent

  10. Sull…invite sent

  11. Strangely, the you + friends feed seems to actually give you your own posts only. I have mine streaming through iStalkr and Jaiku and it only shows the (public) stuff that I’ve posted.

    Personally I really like Pownce. There are some features missing admittedly, but it’s still very early days, we can’t expect an invite only beta (alpha even?) to be perfect. Despite those few flaws, overall I’m liking it much better than Twitter so far.

  12. Strangely, the you + friends feed seems to actually give you your own posts only. I have mine streaming through iStalkr and Jaiku and it only shows the (public) stuff that I’ve posted.

    Personally I really like Pownce. There are some features missing admittedly, but it’s still very early days, we can’t expect an invite only beta (alpha even?) to be perfect. Despite those few flaws, overall I’m liking it much better than Twitter so far.

  13. I’m suffering from the mass amount of social networks. All of them with similar functions. As soon as I join twitter, friends bug me to join Jaiku. Now there’s this Pownce hype, and I’m just not willing to take it anymore. Social networks are more temporary than filler episodes. It bugs me, so I’ve basically stopped using any social networks and decided to move on, and meet people at the local Starbucks.

  14. I’m suffering from the mass amount of social networks. All of them with similar functions. As soon as I join twitter, friends bug me to join Jaiku. Now there’s this Pownce hype, and I’m just not willing to take it anymore. Social networks are more temporary than filler episodes. It bugs me, so I’ve basically stopped using any social networks and decided to move on, and meet people at the local Starbucks.

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