After having so many people sign up for Shout’Em, we unfortunately had to cancel our holiday plans, turn off our so called lives and get some new features out the door as soon as possible:
New skins to make your networks look even nicer. Don’t worry about going fully customized, just use these!
Twitter API integration lets you make your Twitter compatible application or service work with any and all Shout’Em networks. Why settle for just one Twitter when you can explo… I mean get new users from Shout’Em?
New replies views, threaded and feed. Choose your design!
Now you can easily make your microblogging network private. Use it for your company, club or secret project. Dominate the world or just your own backyard with a private microblogging network.
Bitte? Hell yeah, Shout’Em speaks Spanish, Russian, French and German now! We love our international users and can’t wait to add even more languages. Thanks to all you great folks who helped us with the translating, you’re the best!
Easily change the post lenght limit if you don’t like the 140 character one! Make it shorter, make it longer. Make it what you want.
If you still haven’t, it’s time to get that Shout’Em account. We’re working on rolling out new features and getting all your needs met. Don’t worry, Shout’Em will always remain simple, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a tasty little feature now and then? Stay tuned for Twitter cross posting, SMS posting, E-mail posting, IM posting. Oh, don’t forget groups!
It’s been a great week here at Shout’Em HQ. Viktor, Saša and the rest of the development team have been
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hard at work getting all the features out. We counted on people coming to the site, playing with the service, testing it, maybe even breaking it.
What we didn’t expect was the great possitive feedback we got from so many people. TheNextWeb author Boris says you should Roll your own Shout’Em:
Want to engage people in conversation but keep them within your tightly controlled domain? Give ShoutEm a try. With no more than a few clicks you will have your own Twitter running on a subdomain like this: http://thenextweb.shoutem.com
Mashable didn’t let that slide, so Stan wrote that:
And it’s no slouch, either. The customization options are extensive; you can create a private network for internal use in your company…
All in all, Shout’Em seems to look like a great idea and I do believe it can take off in a manner quite similar to what we have seen on Ning as I can see quite a number of potential uses for Shout’Em networks – from private communications within a team or a group of people sharing certain interests to open chat rooms for discussions on just about anything accompanied with sharing links or whole documents of interest to the entire community.
Profy Wants Us To Itself!
Also don’t let us get started on all the great feedback we’ve gotten from you via e-mail, that other microblogging service (I think they call it Twitier or something? ) and every other ways you found us.
Rock star designer Lea Alcantara of LeaLea (Her new site will be out soon so keep an eye on!) said that:
It’s kind of like Ning but pared down to essentials!
We love it when people get it, and you lot really get it! Keep it up. We’ll be rolling some new features out next week and the Shout’Em public launch (at LeWeb) isn’t far away. Now stop wasting time on the blog and go play with Shout’Em.
Microblogging has taken off in ways noone could have imagined just a couple of years ago when Twitter was launched. Once just a sideproject, today it’s the spearhead of a revolution in instant. publishing not seen since the advent of blogging itself. While services such as the before mentioned have created communities of great value, it’s on other entrepreneurs and creators to push it forward.
The Answer to Your Microblogging Needs!
Shout and Make it Happen
Shout’Em is the service that want’s to make their job that much easier. With features such as posting links, photos as well as geolocating and mobile interfaces, it’s the easiest way to get your own microblogging service up and running. This lets bloggers and small companies get back to what’s important – creating value, while letting Shout’Em do all the hard (technical) work. Scalable, we’ve made sure of it.
After setting up their microblogging network, users can easily customize the design of it using basic CSS, creating a unique design or integrating it into their existing website. In this way it’s similar to Ning, a great service that let’s user create their own social networking. Shout’Em complement’s people who don’t just have their own websites, but users of services such as Ning as well.
Give me more Power
For those in need of more power we offer premium packages that let users tweak their network even more with private domains insterad of subdomains, more bandwidth and storage, mobile browser support, etc. Want to make money with your network. Use our built in system to embed your own ads. When customization get’s crazy, we’ll gladly take up customer requests on what they need and how they need it.
That’s not All…
Oh no, we’re working on getting SMS integrated as well as co-updating your Facebook and Gtalk status. Let’s not forget Shout’Em Mobile, the upcoming set of apps which will be developed for a broad range of mobile devices.
So, go and tell all your friedns – there’s a lot to be done with Shout’Em!
Well our new web site is up and running. It needs little bit more polishing but that is the idea. We also have our private beta invites available. Just leave a note and we will send you an invitation so you can try it up.
Zrikka is our first network on SHoutEm you can try it. There is already a nice crowd and we didn’t even have any announcements yet.
New networks are comming soon. Slovenian, Italian, Mexican etc….