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N3TWORK

Visual Discovery of your #Interests

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Ryan Hoover
Hunter
"Today we are excited to launch N3TWORK (pronounced “network”), a personalized internet experience that allows you to more easily discover and share multimedia content around your interests." It's currently invite only. Anyone had a chance to play with this yet?
Nathan Bashaw
I read the all things d article, but I still don't feel like I get it. What do you think, @rrhoover?
Ryan Hoover
Hunter
@nbashaw - I just got a follow up email, inviting me to the beta. Will report back! :)
Derek Shanahan
I did too. Altho not clear during invite process what it is, or how to even get it.
Kevin Li
it's basically competing with twitter #hashtags
Nathan Bashaw
I guess the idea is to make hashtags more useful?
Kevin Li
i think so? i'm going to wait a few more revs of the product before making a more concrete decision
Ryan Hoover
Hunter
When I entered my password while signing up, it was displayed in clear text. Jarring, especially when on my laptop in the office.
Kevin Li
there are many many many ui/ux sins in the product
Kia K.
Actually, they are reimagining how we interact with the internet -- instead of how it's been so far (open browser, enter URL or go to search engine, etc.) they wanna make content/media less fragmented. The hashtags just happen to be a great organizational/indexing tool (it's not competing with Twitter, but with "Internet browsing" as a whole :)
Kevin Li
@imkialikethecar that is a hugely ambitious goal
Kia K.
haha well I guess we'll have to see what happens...
Kevin Li
@imkialikethecar i look forward to seeing how this all plays out
Shaan Puri
I know Erik - they have a smart team behind this... I think of it a bit like Reddit (subreddit = hashtag) - as a place to go and discover interesting convos about topics you care about. Lots of people have tried this, and failed. The most successful implementation of this has been Reddit (and aside from that, the Forum/BBS system in general). We shall see..
Adam Kazwell
Looks like these guys have pivoted....."create your own TV network".....they have a pretty stunning screen when you open the app. Haven't actually used it yet :)
Kia K.
@kaz ohhhh yes, you're right, looks like it. Indexing all content probably turned out to be too difficult so they might be starting with (or sticking with) video.... interesting....
Shaan Puri
I have a really weird UX with this app. I swipe to see the video, and it starts to play with no audio. Then I tap to go fullscreen, but videos only play in landscape mode so I need to rotate my phone, and tap the screen again for audio...

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