Comma

Share beautiful stories with images and GIFs

#2 Product of the DayJanuary 27, 2016

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Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
Hey Product Hunt!! Thanks to @nivo0o0 for hunting us :) **EDIT** WE have renamed to Comma https://commaful.com (formerly known as Pencil/UsePencil) Really excited to share our beta of Comma. @rchktk and I want to build a story-telling platform for the next generation. We believe the fun, visual form factor makes posts easy to make and easy to consume. That's where Comma comes in. Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the Comma product!! Here are some stories I’d recommend checking some of these out to get started (just CLICK ON THE GIF to view): An Interview with Polymail Founder, @foolywk! “200+ Podcasts, 100+ Articles, 20+ Books…. In 11 Bullet Points” by @dakotashane_nun An Interview with Foursquare Founder, @dens The 3 Year Job Search and How I Got Into Tech by @nivo0o0 Chat with Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Allen Blue Look forward to hearing from the PH community! Sydney
Niv Dror
Hunter
@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@sydney_liu_sl @rchktk you've created some of the coolest media to show your product, using your product. 💯
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@nivo0o0 @rchktk Thanks Niv!! <3 <3
Khripunov Denis@dxripunov · Lean Consultant & Growth Hacker
@sydney_liu_sl @nivo0o0 @rchktk @foolywk @dakotashane_nun @dens Cool project. I wish you good luck!
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@dxripunov @nivo0o0 @rchktk @foolywk @dakotashane_nun @dens Thanks!!
Niv Dror
Hunter
@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@sydney_liu_sl go to sleeeeep
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@nivo0o0 Says the guy who's still up ;)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@sydney_liu_sl awesome work! I've seen this in action for a while now and great to see it finally out there. Founders need to tell a great story, tools like Pencil can give someone a little spin and creativity to stand out. I wonder if we will see this used in Investor Updates 😏
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@bentossell Thanks a bunch Ben!! we've had pitch decks made on this before haha, so investor updates will be interesting!! Internally, I think we'll be using it for everything :D
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@sydney_liu_sl awesome I cant wait to see the use-cases come out :)
Phillip Yang@geekyyang
@sydney_liu_sl @nivo0o0 yay! Finally it's hunted!!! :) Congrats Sydney and thanks for making such an awesome product :).
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@geekyyang @nivo0o0 hehe indeed finally :) Thanks Phillip!!! Come to Cali to visit soon!
Leonel More@leonelmore · Build your product with us: 1950labs.com
@sydney_liu_sl @rchktk I love it! I definitely will use it. Did you think about having options for the last slide, like adding a custom link to follow or other CTA?
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@leonelmore @rchktk People often use the second to last slide for that purpose right now. Any link pasted turns into a url. We will definitely build more customizability down the line. Esp when we start working with brands
JB@jay_bee12345 · Founder
@sydney_liu_sl @leonelmore @rchktk Have you considered creating Sports Gif Highlight Recaps.. Presenting the players individual stats and marketing this.. I would love to see this every morning in my Twitter feed! Would require a lot of work and possible participation from Major Sports Leagues to provide the daily gifs and stats! Thanks again for the great service/product!
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@jay_bee12345 @rchktk That's a great idea!! We've actually noticed that highlights look pretty nice on Pencil (whether it's events or sports). Will noodle more on it!!
exex zian@exexzian · Software Engineer
@sydney_liu_sl @rchktk congrats on getting featured... I remember using it quite a while ago and have been following some of the pencil posts... They are cool... Good to see ​*interview with xyz*​ pencils:+1:
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@exexzian @rchktk thanks a bunch!!! awesome to hear!! Any people you'd like to see interviewed?
JB@jay_bee12345 · Founder
@sydney_liu_sl @nivo0o0 @rchktk @foolywk @dakotashane_nun @dens Possible new usage for pencil!: Combination/Cross-Promotional Product Advertising.. So basically anyone on PH could post a gif related to their product and a link to their product (along with description) as a page of the Pencil Story in combination with other product creators.. to cross market all of their products to each of their relevant social media audiences.. Creating new user marketing opportunities, content, and partnerships amongst creators.. I suggest partnering in groups of 6 products for the perfect short story of product references.. Best regards to everyone's success! Thanks, Jaswinder Brar
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@jay_bee12345 huh very interesting. So the idea is instead of me sending to just my network, there could be 5 people sharing 5 companies across 5 whole networks?
JB@jay_bee12345 · Founder
@sydney_liu_sl Exactly.. Thanks for crunching the numbers! ;)
Yury Lifshits@yurylifshits · CEO, Channel Street Labs
Pencil is Medium for Snapchat generation :-)
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@yurylifshits Great way to describe it :D
Jonathan Shriftman@shriftman · BD, Snaps / Founder, Humin (acq Tinder)
@sydney_liu_sl @yurylifshits Thats great! Congrats Sydney!
Kiki Schirr / 史秀玉@kikischirr · Founder, WeKiki Video Chat Platform
I have a testimonial for this app: I had an idea for a silly article about octopi that I wanted to write and thought it would be perfect for Buzzfeed---at first! When I got to their posting area, it was a shit-show. I remembered Sydney's new platform, Pencil, and how easy it was to use, and posted there instead--in 10 minutes, a 1/3 of the time I'd just wasted trying to get Buzzfeed to work. You can see the final result here: https://usepencil.com/play/kiki/... So yeah, I love Pencil, good luck Sydney!
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@kikischirr You're amazing Kiki <3 <3 that was a hilarious post btw
Kaan Soral@kaansoral
@kikischirr indeed nice post :)
Dennis Crowley@dens · Co-Founder, Foursquare
Oh hi! I really dig the interview format. Looking forward to seeing more in the future. Nice work Sydney!
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@dens Thanks a bunch Dennis!! Your interview was killer!!!
Tim Yu@tim061693 · Co-Founder, Pluto Money
The content is high quality, addicting and beautiful - such a powerful platform. Always looking forward to new posts there, amazing work @sydney_liu_sl @rchktk! Where do you guys see Pencil a couple years from now?
Sydney Liu
Maker
@sydney_liu_sl · Co-Founder of Commaful
@tim061693 @rchktk Thanks a bunch Tim!!! The goal is to make this THE millennial blogging platform. We want people to making cool stuff on it, sharing thoughts, and telling their story!