Roger Cohen, The Quest to Belong
Next year’s Thanksgiving grace.
Every day, I have things to share with friends, family and the world. A new idea, an interesting find, a quick message, and plenty of other things that don’t fit on my blog.
And it seems I’m not the only one.
A musician friend with a big fanbase called a while back to ask how to share his latest music video and some info on a nice background. Something clean and quickly shared. Not a blog that needs to be updated, nor a full website.
He just wanted to share a link on Facebook and Twitter, fast.
It seemed like a reasonable thing to ask. But I realized there was no answer. No one had built it yet.
That’s why we invented checkthis.
Here’s how it works:
- Put up your content.
- Change how it looks.
And that’s it. No set-up, password, back-end, save button, sidebar, blogroll…
Just publish and share your beautiful link in seconds.
Checkthis is instant web publishing without the clutter.
Simple. Fast. Open to all.
Meet checkthis (including a short video)
It would be great to hear what you think, so please keep in touch. And don’t hesitate to tweet me any questions or suggestions.
Have fun with it in the meantime and, if you like, please tell the world.
Frédéric della Faille
I am looking forward to fooling with checkthis, Mr. della Faille.
Checkthis is a deconstruction of blogging, taking out sequence and the ‘single shared template’ metaphors, and getting down to just pages. Micropages, not microblogs.
Pages that are cast adrift in the new world of liquid media. When all content is being encountered in the liquid flow of streaming apps, why the overhead of a blog chronology? Everything needs a URL, but every one can be atomic, instead of part of some larger whole.
Media — and identity — is being atomized by the flow. This is our story.