Digg founder Kevin Rose launched Pownce to the public this month. I discovered that I already had profile, and logged in. I must have had an invite and signed up and forgot about it. So I do what I always do when I am faced with a new social media site, I looked at every possible page and got lost in it for an hour. Then, I started adding friends… the usual suspects.
If you don’t like Twitter, you will most likely hate Pownce. It has the same concept, except Pownce is more tied into Digg, almost shamelessly. In my opinion, it is a really quick way to ask all of your loyal friends to Digg your stuff in a “Twitter” style. The Scobleizer wrote a good comparison of the two.
Twitter for sure has better expressions, like “Tweet”, “Twittle”, etc. Pownce is kinda lame in that sense. This matters in my opinion because it all becomes part of our vocabulary, our langauge. Twitter also has that cute little bird.
I jotted down some things about Pownce:
- Really easy find friend/ add friend feature.
- Comment system that is easier to follow than Twitter.
- To improve your Pownce you can Upgrade for $20 per year .
- You can add your Profiles on other Social Networks, Screen Names, and Websites on your main page.
- You can Forward other people’s posts to other friends.
- Displays Youtube videos on posts. (I wish I could call these Tweets but it doesn’t work!)
- There are advertisements/ sponsors every 5o posts or so with discount Pownce codes. (Eliminate this with Upgrade)
- You can post a file up to 10MB (upgrade = 100MB)
Obviously, I get the idea but it’s not as good as Twitter in my opinion.