Last week we launched a totally new version of the Seesmic website – with a much improved interface on the front end that builds upon 2008’s rewrite of the back-end. The new has version got some great reviews and I know the whole team is very pleased with the positive feedback it’s received. Do check it out if you haven’t tried Seesmic recently.
This week our concentration has moved to Twhirl, our Twitter (+ Seesmic, FriendFeed and Identi.Ca) client we produce. Once again there’s lots of buzz around some exciting new features in the forthcoming version, including:
The gathering under the “replies tab” of all tweets that include @yourusername, not just when it’s added at the start of a tweet
Ping.fm integration that posts your status messages from Twhirl to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, WordPress and a other sites
One-click recording of new and reply Seesmic videos straight from Twhirl
Saved search, to keep across the discussion of your favorite terms across the twittersphere
More url shortening providers, including bit.ly and more
I’ve been using the beta version of Twhirl for a few days now and I have to say it’s excellent. We’ll be releasing the new version of Twhirl soon, but in the meantime you can get immediate access to the preview version by joining our brand new beta test group called “Team Seesmic-Twhirl”.
I’m pleased to announce I’m advising and working with super-cool video start-up Seesmic! (that’s in addition to working with MySpace too)
Seesmic, for those who don’t know, is a video conversation site – somewhat reminiscent to Twitter. However, there is a lot more to it, much of which is still being built – the site is still in alpha.
The start-up vibe at Seesmic is grat, and in complete contrast with the corporate and enterprise clients I also work with. Both environments have their benefits, but for me it’s fantastic to be able to enjoy both. And Loic, VinVin, Gissele, Whit, Kathleen and the rest of the team are a complete blast.
I’m going to be working in a technical product development capacity at Seesmic. That’s a more general role than I tend to work with bigger clients but I like being a generalist and further more it’s kinda the way things are when you’re in a start-up!
However, the uber-cool news is that I’m going to also have my own show on Seesmic too. The current working title of the project is FastBen – a play on my nickname ‘dotBen’. As part of that, I’ll probably be in the daily Seesmic shows (subscribe in iTunes) when I’m in the office (mainly Fridays).
Today was no exception, and here it is:
Let me know what you think of Seesmic, and what I should do for my show!