Growing up, my family and I moved around quite a bit. I’ve lived in 4 different states and went to 5 different schools before graduating high school. Every time I arrived in a new place, I was excited about all of the new experiences I was about to have. There was a possibility that everything in this new place would be better than it was where I came from. Maybe the local mall was bigger or newer. Maybe my house was closer to a basketball court. Maybe the local movie theater had a better arcade. Sometimes my hopes were true, and I had essentially “upgraded.” But regardless of whether or not that was true, I’d inevitably end up with a sense that something was off; things were somehow incomplete.
Have you ever cruised the mall alone? Played basketball by yourself? Watched a movie without a friend? I have, and it can still be a good experience, but as far as I’ve been able to tell it’s almost always better with friends. Whenever I’d move to a new place, even if it was better, I was alone. I hadn’t made any friends yet. And it wasn’t until I did that I started to really feel like I’d truly upgraded.
So let’s apply this line of thinking to SeenTh.at. You might feel like our feature set, design or experience is better than other sites on the web, but also feel that something is missing. The fact is there’s still so far we can go with what we’re offering in the way of new features, but more importantly there hasn’t really been a way for you to share your activity with your friends on other social networks. Because we’re in a private BETA test, fans are not able to see “inside” the site without an account. So if you copy and paste a link to a conversation on SeenTh.at in a tweet or a Facebook update, your friends will just get a login page and likely, having no idea what you intended to point them to, close their browser. Essentially you’re alone.
Not any more.
Today we’re happy to announce a set of updates that not only improves your general experience with SeenTh.at, but also gets you one step closer to showing your friends what you already know about our community, so they will be excited to join in the fun.
The update includes:
- Ability to share Chatter via Twitter (Facebook and Google+ coming soon)
- Universally-accessible permalinks
- Improved Chatter-posting interface
- Simplified site navigation
For more detail on these updates, you can click here.
We’re still not completely opening the site to the general public, but we want you to be able to start sharing with your friends while we finish some other bits of polish prior to our full launch.
So in celebration of what we think is our most exciting update yet, we’re giving every one of you amazing fans the opportunity to win a “Superhero Summer” prize pack, which includes:
- Marvel’s “The Avengers” four-disc combo (includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy)
- The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises) on Blu-ray
To enter, make sure you’re following us on Twitter at @seenthatmovie. Then share a Chatter post to Twitter after connecting your accounts and include the hash tag #weseemovies. You’re allowed to enter a maximum of once daily, and the winner will be chosen at random from all entries. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, November 9th at 1pm US Pacific time. Remember, #weseemovies must show up in the tweet itself, and the tweet must include a link back to a SeenTh.at page.
Lastly, your trusty SeenTh.at team wants to thank you for your support. We’re consistently buoyed up by your positive comments and excitement. We realize there’s still so much more to do, but we are amazed by how far we’ve already come, and often can’t sleep because of our excitement for the future.
The SeenTh.at Crew