Have You Checked Checkthis Yet?
You know those times that you have something to say, that's too big for twitter but not enough for a blog? You see something on TV or online, that you want to comment on but your thoughts just won't fit into 140 characters. And you can't bring yourself to creating a whole blog on a throwaway thought.
Or maybe you want to create your own web pages, or try blogging, but don't want the hassle of registration and setting up yet another social network that you'll have to monitor?
This is Not a Social Network
Now there's a solution to both these problems, with Checkthis. A site that allows you to create, edit and publish your own web pages in minutes, with no registration required. It's being talked about as Instagram for blogging but it's much more than that.
The similarities to Instagram are obvious, once you've created the basic page you can apply cool edit tools and publish straight away, just like Instagram does with photos. But this is not a social network. There's no timeline, no blogroll and no followers. The idea is that the pages stand alone, as one off blogs or polls or ads or whatever.
More Than Just Instagram for Bloggers
It’s all about immediacy, you have an idea for a single page, you create it, publish it and share it wherever you like. There’s no save button, no overall theme or guideline that you stick to. You don’t even have to put your name on it if you don’t want to. You can register through Facebook, Twitter or Google+ if you want, but you could just create a page, copy the URL and then disappear off the site forever.
The flexibility is huge too; you can share a video, advertise a job or run a poll. You can even sell something; with PayPal integration you can go from zero to online ad, with checkout, as quickly as you can type.
With so many other ways of publishing content online, it was hard to imagine any new players appearing on the market. But with the flexibility and immediacy it provides, Checkthis is definitely worth checking out.
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Post by: Eoin Keenan