Each member can share just one link a day.
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User since invite beta here. It's not quite a one-stop shop, but This. is packed full of quality. It's where I go to dig up the diamonds in the rough.
Founder, Product Hunt
While Twitter is rumored to lift it's 140 character constraint, This launches with a contrasting limitation.
-- to play devil's advocate, do we need another place to share links? Is limiting to one link a day enough to make this "different" and useful?
did we need another place to find new products? ;) I joke, but I think there's a strong similarity. You guys have been able to build something powerful by deploying a lot of the tools and patterns developed in the first big social sites in a much more focused and elegant way. Mix that with a carefully cultivated early community of influential and discerning members and you were able to build a powerful destination for people who care more than the average web citizen. We're doing something similar. As I outlined in this blog post yesterday (
), we believe that media discovery on most social media sites is getting worse at the same time as the quality of media on the web in general is getting much much better. That's already created an opening to build something for people who really care, and over time we think that opening will only get bigger. The web is becoming a more and more powerful and valuable cultural force, and we desperately need a cultural discovery layer that deeply connects to it. That's what we're building.
No-coder 👉 Makerpad.co
There were a few announcements around This (😏) last year
And now This. Curation network brings you the best of the Web
was a user (not sure if he still is?) and
was curious about this model and I wonder if he signed up!
tell us the story here and how things have progressed in the ever-more curated world.
thanks Ben! Kind of you to put us up here. As you can see, the idea is simple enough: a social media site for the best of the web where you follow members you trust, and each member is allowed to share just one link a day. While other social sites are stuck in a crazy spiral of more more more and therefore making each share worth less less less (
) we're going the opposite direction: the 1 per day limit makes ever share special. Every share is a statement by the curator: "*This* is really worth your time." After a little while in private beta, This. went public back in October and our community has been growing quickly since. We've added a layer of Featured Members (
) and Publishers (
) -- including folks like the NYT, BuzzFeed, NY Review of Books, Vimeo, The Verge and others with active accounts -- and made it easy to find folks you already know with a Twitter integration and member search. We've got lots lots more coming in the next few months. Would love the thoughts of folks here. We view Product Hunt as a kindred spirit in the war on glut (and the joy of discovery). You can sign up and give it a spin right here:
. And you can check out my links and sign up at the same time right here:
Another beta user and it's definitely become where I go for some great reads. As for a thought on another place to have to share links, on This. I'm adding the best I've come across and the feeling is everyone else is too. The inability to comment has actually been my favorite part of the platform.
Founder of Collectve and Bookstrap.xyz
Interesting idea - Not sure I can give a fair assessment of the product until I use it a bit more. Will all of the content out there, it's hard to filter out the noise. I'm hoping This does this. (Your name is a very convenient pun ;)) One suggestion off the cuff is to allow people to exit the "signup" popup modal. As a curious user, I clicked on one of the "This" tags on a post and got locked into the signup. Being new to the site, I want to go back to browse more before committing to signing up, and not having the option left me two choices - Refresh the original home page, or leave the site. I chose option 2 because I wasn't yet sold on the product, and it was easier. As always, my 2 cents