This last week proved to be a big one for the social networking scene. For those that were paying attention, Thursday’s F8 developer conference provided a HUGE amount of insight into where Facebook is headed. I must say, I’m pretty impressed with how Zuckerberg and company are improving their network with Timelines and the next generation of OpenGraph. I definitely recommend checking out the link I provided on Timelines (from the Facebook blog), but I’m actually going to focus on the latter in this post. Continue reading →
Archive for September, 2011
Yo. How’s everybody doing?
I wanted to take a minute to go through one of the most basic features of SeenTh.at; a feature so important the entire site is not only named after it, but its essence is reflected in the SeenTh.at logo. It allows you to quickly and easily answer the age old question, “Have you seen that movie?”
Below you’ll see a preliminary screen shot of what search results might look like in the first release of SeenTh.at: Continue reading →
Anybody heard of this site? Go now, check it out.
What do you think?
I’ll reserve my thoughts, but wish to share something: @myscribbler has posted several comments to our blog, and also reached out via Twitter, to several of you that have publicly expressed excitement for SeenTh.at. Because we want our blog to be a place where we can communicate directly with you about our project, we have not allowed these comments to show up in the discussions where they were posted. However, because we’re all about improving the options available to the movie-loving community, I decided to create this post as an opportunity for anyone (including the folks over at Scribbler) to share their thoughts. We definitely don’t think we have all of the answers, and realize there may already be great options ahead of SeenTh.at.
I’m truly amazed at the excitement, enthusiasm and passion that’s already being shown for SeenTh.at at such an early stage. Over the past three days we’ve seen an incredible spike in sign ups, tweets about SeenTh.at, emails from fans, and comments on the blog. Since we started accepting requests for beta invites in June, we’ve received hundreds of requests from across the world (59 countries represented!), and what we’re hearing is that there is a HUGE demand for what SeenTh.at can provide.
In order to help us get it right and not disappoint, let us know your thoughts in the comments below on which features you’re most looking forward to from SeenTh.at, as well as any features you don’t necessarily expect at release, but would like to see down the road.
This is a very exciting time for our team, and we appreciate your support and feedback.
I have always loved movies.
As a young boy, I remember thumbing through the drawers of thick VHS tapes my folks had used to record movies from HBO, trying to find a movie to watch. Each tape had 3-4 titles scribbled on the label, and when I finally decided on the one I wanted it usually required a few minutes of rewinding or fast forwarding in order to make sure I was at the beginning of the desired movie. As a teenager, I held one of my first jobs at a theater working concessions, ushering patrons and selling tickets in the box office. In college I spent two years managing shifts at the local Blockbuster Video store, as well as managing community promotions at a local theater. It’s because of this exposure to “the movies” that I have seen well over 2,000 films in my lifetime, and plan to see thousands more.
Movies make me laugh, cry, cringe, shudder, smile, dream and love. They have an almost unmatched ability to transport me to another world. They inspire, terrify and excite. They allow me, as a viewer, to virtually experience another’s life, if only in some small measure.
I will always love movies Continue reading →