It’s survey time!
Do you have a spare 10 minutes? We’re looking for social media users who are willing to answer questions about how you find and consume content online. We want to know what problems you face online — and we want to solve them.
It’s quite easy and can be done via Skype - just add us @ Punchcast1.
Let’s do this!
Punchcast in the news!
We’re in the National Post today — if you still happen to get the physical paper version, we’re on page FP3, or you can just check out the link here: http://business.financialpost.com/2012/05/17/social-startup-punchcast-aims-for-sweet-spot-between-facebook-and-youtube/
Thanks to Julia Johnson for the awesome writeup!
We’ve got a new design!
Here at Punchcast we’ve been working hard to make it easier for you to share and find things you care about. A big part of that is the way the site looks and feels. We’ve unveiled a new design, and we’re really happy with what we see. There’s little change in the way Punchcast works - but it feels good.
Check it out @ www.punchcast.com
You can now post your favorite GIFs on Punchcast!
The Web loves GIFs and so do we. There’s nothing quite like finding a GIF to watch over and over again. That’s what’s so cool about GIFs is that they’re meant to be watched OVER and OVER. From funny to disturbing, to downright cool, there’s basically a GIF for any occasion. On Punchcast you can post a GIF, respond to a post with a GIF and follow the GIFs tag.
What is a GIF?
Wikipedia tells us that GIFs are
Well that’s crazy. They’re a relic of a time we call the pre-World Wide Web. I don’t think anyone ever thought they’d still be this popular in 2012, but let’s face it. GIFs are huge.
Start posting your favorite GIFs now, and join in on the conversations happening now on Punchcast!
Signup @ www.punchcast.com
Punchcast is hiring a UI/UX designer!
We’re looking for a passionate designer who would like to leave their mark in a leadership capacity at a growing social media startup. Conversation is incredibly dynamic and represents a fascinating design problem and an extremely challenging one to solve cleanly.
Applicants should have an original vision and be comfortable breaking the mold and developing disruptive design from wireframe to delivered product.
Specifically we’re looking for a UX / UI Designer that:
If you are in the GTA, and are excited about solving challenging UX / UI problems then we need your help. Drop us a line at info [at] punchcast.com We’d love to hear from you. Local applicants only, or those who are willing to relocate to the Toronto area.
Punchcast is a thriving Toronto based start-up focusing on solving problems related to the interest graph and conversation online. We are building products that analyze our user’s interests and connect people based on their online behaviour. Conversation is incredibly dynamic and represents a fascinating design problem and an extremely challenging one to solve cleanly.
We’re a fun and lively startup with a simple mission. We’re looking for someone that shares our passion, and is hungry to launch a disruptive social network. Being a part of a small and flexible team means that you will be able to have a real impact on our product and vision. It doesn’t hurt if you like bowling and ping-pong, or even embarrassing yourself at karaoke - that’s what Punchcast is all about.
Check it out! @Punchcast now has multimedia comments!
I’m very happy to report that Punchcast now support multimedia comments. Reply to a video with a picture. Reply to a picture with a video! It’s endless, really.
You should check it out — visit www.punchcast.com, login with your Facebook account, and join in on the conversations happening right now.
After attending the 2012 Toronto BMX Jam and seeing the incredible Drew Bezanson kill it on the Jam course, I knew I had to try BMX. I watched Drew just a few days before drop in from the rafters — imagining myself doing the same. Up at Joyride150 in Markham, I got my chance to ride and we managed to capture it.
This was the easy course, and I’m happy to say I killed it. That easy course had no idea what happened to it! In all honesty, I felt like I was going much faster than I appear to be traveling. Overall though, it was a blast riding around. I even saw Drew Bezanson practicing, which is a treat in itself. If anyone’s looking for 90,000 square feet of BMX heaven, Joyride150’s your spot.
There’s been a bunch of awesome BMX videos, pics, info and posts on Punchcast — which is one of the reasons we went up to Joyride150. We wanted to see what it was all about — and it was awesome!
If you haven’t already, go to www.punchcast.com and you can login with Facebook, or you can leave us your email and we’ll send you an invite immediately!
Punchcast: Login with Facebook Connect!
If you’re one of the 800 million people in the world with Facebook Connect - you can now login to Punchcast with your Facebook account.
It’s quite easy. Simply click the big blue “Sign in with Facebook” button and you’re good to go!
Seeya in there!
Punchcast private beta is live!
This has been a big week for Punchcast. We’ve officially launched our private beta, and so far - so good. Its been fun having people finally in the system. It was a little bit like a first date, it was freaky at first, but once things started picking up, it was all cool.
It’s a private beta, so we’re still testing stuff out. Our beta users are giving us feedback, and overall, it’s pretty wicked. If you want in on this private beta, throw down your email address @ http://www.punchcast.com and we’ll hook you up.
If you sign up your friends too, you’ll get that invite sooner, rather than later.
Thank’s ya’ll. Let’s do this!