Twitter and Jaiku but not Pownce

I’m not quite sure what to make of Pownce, the latest entrant into the twittering micro-blogging and stream-of-consciousness field.

Since signing up a few days ago (thanks again, pierro, for the invitation), I’ve probably spent 20 minutes with it before calling a halt. Too much overload, something Dan York describes pretty well.

It certainly offers a lot more than Twitter and Jaiku do. Sending photos, music, docs, links, etc, to your friends, for instance. I’ve not made the jump to that level of usage yet – quite happy with simply posting short comments and connecting with others who do the same.

So it’s hard to see a future for me with Pownce. I’m sticking with TwitKu for now – so I can post to both Twitter and Jaiku at once or choose one or the other – plus TwitterMail for getting notifications of direct private messages.

That’s not to say Pownce itself doesn’t have a future. I’m certain it does as this embryonic market for stream-of-consciousness communication mushrooms.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.