Why You Should Pownce on Rejaw

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Six Apart recently purchased Pownce, shut it down, and scrapped it for parts. Their blog says Welcome Pownce Team, so the users of the Pownce service need to find another place to be accepted. The Pownce service will officially shut down on December 15th, according to The Pownce Blog.

It’s very unfortunate that Pownce users are being left out in the cold, but I offer a solution: Rejaw. There are a million micro-blogging alternatives out there. Let’s review:

  • Twitter – No videos, no photos, no audio, no media at all, period. No threaded conversation.
  • Identi.ca – Same issues as Twitter. It’s just not anywhere near what Pownce is.
  • FriendFeed – A truly awesome service. My home on the web. You can import all types of media, but it will usually only display if imported via RSS. Some people have also found FriendFeed to be a bit overwhelming at first glance.

What is Rejaw?

Rejaw is a new way to communicate in real-time with friends, family, and co-workers. You can shout messages to your followers, or whisper to your friends. Monologue or dialogue, micro-blog or status update, soliloquy or dialectic – how you use Rejaw is up to you.

You can also add links to images and audio within your shouts and they can be automatically embedded within your message. Threads build around each item or Shout posted. The interface updates automatically via AJAX, always showing you the most active discussions. The Whisper feature allows you to send private messages to individuals and groups.

Rejaw Tools

The Rejaw web interface is also the primary client. It provides you access to all features and updates in real time. There are also other tools available to access Rejaw:

Rejaw Radar

Rejaw Radar is a desktop application for Mac that keeps you up-to-date with the latest shouts, whispers and replies on Rejaw.

Rejaw for iPhone

Rejaw for iPhone is a simple, fast iPhone client that allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest shouts, whispers and replies on Rejaw.

There is also a Google Gadget, a Firefox Plugin and more available on Rejaw tools page.

You Can’t Lose

Maybe you lost a good service and I’m sure there isn’t a true replacement out there, but Rejaw may be an excellent substitute. Check it out. You can use it to send stuff to your friends. If you’re looking for people to follow, most of these guys rock.

Rejaw would also like to offer some support in making sure you retain your data from Pownce:

We would like to support Pownce import- if you have a Pownce export file, and you want to help us out, please forward it to support [at] rejaw.com, so that we can decipher the file format. Thanks! –(original shout)

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  • http://socialwebtools.info Charnita Fance

    Very nice post. Clear & to the point. You will be getting a pingback as soon as I can get up some energy to actually blog. =)

  • http://socialwebtools.info Charnita Fance

    Very nice post. Clear & to the point. You will be getting a pingback as soon as I can get up some energy to actually blog. =)

  • http://socialwebtools.info Charnita Fance

    Very nice post. Clear & to the point. You will be getting a pingback as soon as I can get up some energy to actually blog. =)

  • http://friendfeed.com/johnpiercy John Piercy

    Im up for Rejaw'n

  • http://friendfeed.com/johnpiercy John Piercy

    Im up for Rejaw'n

  • http://friendfeed.com/johnpiercy John Piercy

    Im up for Rejaw'n

  • Matt

    Great Post Rahsheen! Although I personally will stick to Rejaw, and FriendFeed.

  • Matt

    Great Post Rahsheen! Although I personally will stick to Rejaw, and FriendFeed.

  • http://www.3O01.blogspot.com Matt

    Great Post Rahsheen! Although I personally will stick to Rejaw, and FriendFeed.

  • http://theoutsanity.com Outsanity

    I gave rejaw another chance and… I'm better off with Twitter or FriendFeed. I don't use it unless I'm posting from Ping.fm. As a stand alone usage, I don't even go on it. I barely use Pownce as well. I transfer file the old fashioned way: Messenger

  • http://theoutsanity.com Outsanity

    I gave rejaw another chance and… I'm better off with Twitter or FriendFeed. I don't use it unless I'm posting from Ping.fm. As a stand alone usage, I don't even go on it. I barely use Pownce as well. I transfer file the old fashioned way: Messenger

  • http://theoutsanity.com Outsanity

    I gave rejaw another chance and… I'm better off with Twitter or FriendFeed. I don't use it unless I'm posting from Ping.fm. As a stand alone usage, I don't even go on it. I barely use Pownce as well. I transfer file the old fashioned way: Messenger

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/l0ckergn0me l0ckergn0me

    Honestly, it's Twitter all the way for me. :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/l0ckergn0me l0ckergn0me

    Honestly, it's Twitter all the way for me. :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/l0ckergn0me l0ckergn0me

    Honestly, it's Twitter all the way for me. :)

  • http://philbaumann.com Phil Baumann

    Hmmm. what the hell, what's to lose? i'll give it a spin. thanks for the head up.

  • http://philbaumann.com Phil Baumann

    Hmmm. what the hell, what's to lose? i'll give it a spin. thanks for the head up.

  • http://philbaumann.com Phil Baumann

    Hmmm. what the hell, what's to lose? i'll give it a spin. thanks for the head up.

  • http://www.dcfemella.com dcfemella

    Don't forget Plurk. I actually really like that service. I prefer FriendFeed though.

  • http://www.dcfemella.com dcfemella

    Don't forget Plurk. I actually really like that service. I prefer FriendFeed though.

  • http://www.dcfemella.com/blog Shevonne

    Don't forget Plurk. I actually really like that service. I prefer FriendFeed though.

  • http://rejaw.com/dburkes Danny Burkes

    Hello everyone- we just released support for importing Pownce data. For details, see http://rejaw.com/rejaw/shout/h8iPWC5VEW4.

    - Danny
    http://rejaw.com/help/about#danny

  • http://rejaw.com/dburkes Danny Burkes

    Hello everyone- we just released support for importing Pownce data. For details, see http://rejaw.com/rejaw/shout/h8iPWC5VEW4.

    - Danny
    http://rejaw.com/help/about#danny

  • http://rejaw.com/dburkes Danny Burkes

    Hello everyone- we just released support for importing Pownce data. For details, see http://rejaw.com/rejaw/shout/h8iPWC5VEW4.

    - Danny
    http://rejaw.com/help/about#danny

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  • http://vikduggal.com Vik Duggal

    I think Rejaw is terrific. You can actually stop the flow of the stream and have a conversation inclusive of text, video, audio, images, links that don’t need to be shortened, etc.

    If it’s all about have dialogue and conversations that’s the place to go. Personally I think Rejaw could be the next Google even – http://www.vikduggal.com/2008/08/is-rejaw-the-next-google/

    Thanks for the post,
    Vik Duggal

  • http://vikduggal.com Vik Duggal

    I think Rejaw is terrific. You can actually stop the flow of the stream and have a conversation inclusive of text, video, audio, images, links that don’t need to be shortened, etc.

    If it’s all about have dialogue and conversations that’s the place to go. Personally I think Rejaw could be the next Google even – http://www.vikduggal.com/2008/08/is-rejaw-the-next-google/

    Thanks for the post,
    Vik Duggal

  • http://vikduggal.com Vik Duggal

    I think Rejaw is terrific. You can actually stop the flow of the stream and have a conversation inclusive of text, video, audio, images, links that don’t need to be shortened, etc.

    If it’s all about have dialogue and conversations that’s the place to go. Personally I think Rejaw could be the next Google even – http://www.vikduggal.com/2008/08/is-rejaw-the-next-google/

    Thanks for the post,
    Vik Duggal

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