Despite being incubated in lowly Waltham, MA, we’ve been welcomed warmly by the Internet. PostPost was dubbed Twitter Search Done Right by the good folks at ReadWriteWeb, which is a heckuva headline. We’ve also been recognized by TheNextWeb, Netted by the Webbys, ZDNet, BostInnovation, and MITX (we were finalists for the Innovation Awards in 2011), among others.
I’m pumped about those mentions, though mentions from inspired users like this one really get me going:
I think @postposting might be the most useful tool for twitter ever invented. Search anything that ever appeared on your timeline. Amazing.—
Cameron Watson (@snarkle) November 21, 2011
I’ve taken a real interest in social search as a result of my work on PostPost; this blog has become a sounding board for my thoughts on the subject. I was lucky to parlay my first social-search-related post, Google Has Entered The Uncanny Valley, into an interview on TechCrunchTV. In the interview we discuss the Web and social search paradigms, and the apparent downsides of forcing them together.
Here’s the TechCrunchTV interview:
A couple years ago I ran The NYC Marathon. As a part of that, I cooked up a sponsor-a-mile campaign to help a nearby family-in-need featured on SmallCanBeBig.org, a Boston-area charity site I helped design. I’m proud to say that together with my sponsors, we were able to fund that family’s near-term financial need.
Here’s a look at the marathon campaign landing page:
Bolstered by the success of this experiment, we applied the same campaign model to a handful of other families on the site—each of them was successful in helping a family achieve their near-term financial goals. Today, changes are underway at SmallCanBeBig.org to make campaigns like these possible for anyone who wants to help local families in need. And you don’t have to run a marathon to participate.
- I’ve been at this stuff awhile as my LinkedIn profile will attest
- I blather on Twitter
- I spend as much time as possible at my home away from home, Mad River Glen
Still here? I love you. A couple more choice Tweets about PostPost—probably more obnoxious than putting pictures of my wife and 2 kids here:
Dave Smay (@dsmay) November 23, 2011
@PostPosting You guys have made the most useful Twitter tool ever. Well done. Big Thanks!—
Gareth Murran (@gmurran) November 22, 2011
+1! PostPost – new "strip search" for Twitter app surfaces the best tweets from your social graph http://j.mp/oYOgbF—
Maria Popova (@brainpicker) August 19, 2011