Podobo is yet another new micro-blogging network, this time with a different premise, “what’s on your mind?”, very similar to Twitter’s “what are you doing?”…whatever the catchphrase is, people do what they want with these sites.
In fact Twitter seems to incorporate features to help augment the way people are using the system, even though it wasn’t intended as chat, they have made official the @reply feature, due to people using it this way.
At the moment Podobo is very basic, but it seems fun…
All users have their own page, here’s mine.
You can also bookmark other users posts.
Each post you make can be tagged, sounds like what we want out of Twitter.
- view the tag cloud to see all posts with a tag.
- click “show” on a post and then click a tag to see more posts with this tag, only thing is you can’t see this limited to a user…I’d like a user tag cloud
A fun feature is called the “Hoppr”, if you click this icon on a post it will show the tags, just like when you click on the “show” icon, only this time when you click on a tag it will choose a random post with the same tag, then from this post you can click on one of its tags and it will show a random post with that tag, and so on…so you get this trail of random thoughts that have a tag in common with the thought before it.
So that’s about it…as of yet you can’t leave comments to a post, @reply, add friends, private message, etc…the posts have a footer saying where you posted from eg. via web…but I don’t see other options to post, like SMS.
See some screenshots on mashable.