Big changes are coming to 106miles.net / PandaWhale soon.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Fixitfixitfixit!
Hello citizens of PandaWhale Nation! Next week we're planning on rolling out the new version of PandaWhale.
Here are some major changes to expect...
1. NEW WEBSITE: PANDAWHALE.COM
We're ready to have all activity hosted on PandaWhale, so we're doing the REVERSE of white label: all user accounts will automagically be migrated to pandawhale.com ...
We'll set up redirecting so if you type in a 106miles.net address in your Web browser, you'll land in the right place.
The 106miles.net site you've come to know and love will have a new life as the user 106miles on pandawhale.com ...
2. PANDAWHALE WILL BE ABOUT STASHES WITH CONVERSATING, INSTEAD OF CONVOS WITH STASHING.
We launched the first version of PandaWhale last May, and in 10 months we've noticed a lot more people giving props and stashing things, than making comments.
So we're redesigning the user experience to reflect that.
3. PANDAWHALE WILL LET US STASH AND TALK ABOUT ANYTHING OF INTEREST.
For the last year we've started with a small community of several thousand people, around a single interest: Startups and Entrepreneurship.
The new PandaWhale will allow us to stash and talk about anything we want, and (optionally) organize those stashes by interest.
This is going to be fun.
4. PANDAWHALE WILL NO LONGER BE INVITE-ONLY.
Anyone with a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account will be able to use OAuth to create a PandaWhale account.
We've eagerly awaited the day we could be open to all. It's so exciting!
Any questions? :)
One of the more interesting things about the redesign is the shift from "ALL SPACE"...
At what is currently the common space of "All Convos" will now be the stash of the user 106 Miles.
Each of the authors who has started a Convo here will also have those Convos in their own stashes as well.
In essence, the 106 Miles user will have stashed those Convos from the original authors.
And all current users of 106miles.net will be following the 106 Miles stash.
If we've done our job right, it will be easy to understand this when we all migrate...
The tiny vanished panda and whale twins in my abdomen kicked when I read this! Great job you guys!