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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Is Pheed the new Instagram?

Posted by Nik Peachey

I've recently been hearing a lot about Pheed and how teens are flocking away from platforms like Facebook and Instagram and to newer more creative and versatile platforms like this.

It's always worth checking out what those clever teens find interesting so I thought I would give Pheed a try.

Here's a quick tutorial showing you round the basic features.

Well I'm not really sure yet about Pheed. I did try uploading a video clip and I'm still waiting for it to appear, but there are some things I like about it.

  • I like that it has the choice between video, image and audio.
  • I also like the extended writing space of 420 characters.
  • It does look like there is some nice creative work being posted too, though some of it certainly isn't appropriate for below 13s.
  • I do like the business model - Users who monetize their Pheed share the revenue with them - as it isn't dependent on advertising. 

What I'm not so sure about is its ability to unseat rivals like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • You can upload images, but it has none of Instagram's filters to make them actually look nice.
  • Okay, the teens like it at the moment, but how long can you sustain a business based on that?
  • I've been using Tumblr for a while which also has much better integration with other platforms like Scoop.it.
Well I'll be keeping Pheed on my iPhone for a while and I'll see if it gets used or not. Let me know what you think.
  • Are you likely to download Pheed? 
  • Are you already using it?
  • What are your apps of preference for mobile blogging?

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Chris Fry Barcelona said...

I'll definitely have a look at this. Thanks Nick.
Here's another new one (to me) that no one seems to have heard of:
What makes celly unique?

(The part I'm interested in:)
In schools, students and teachers can communicate freely with Celly while keeping phone numbers private. Group messages can be moderated by one or more curators to keep conversations on-topic and friendly.

Nik Peachey said...

Hi Chris
Thanks for the comment and for the tip about https://cel.ly/. I'll check it out soon.

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