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December 15, 2014Published by: Anton Perreau

Just how super is SUPER?


This month, a new social network called 'SUPER' launched, created by Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Odeo, The Obvious Corporation and Medium. In 2013, Biz Stone launched Jelly - a visual app that focused on users asking and answering questions. Whilst the app received quite a bit of initial hype, it never really took off.

SUPER's feed is much like any other social network - comparable to secret, but without the anonymity. Users add content or updates into the feed by answering the question of 'WHAT'S UP?' - proceeded by text options like 'the best', 'crazy', 'I'm thinking' and 'OMFG'. Users sign the update as they'd like to and then add a background picture. No surprises that you can edit the text style and filters on the photo.

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When launching the app, a user can find nearby friends, or those from Facebook, Twitter and their phone book. Other users can comment with similar style content, or even just 'heart' your content, which results in an animated flurry of red hearts.

For even more artistic license, it's possible to create as many different profile pages as you want - with different images and shades to match.

Fun and colourful, the app is clearly meant to be a mix of other social network - and whilst for some (including our own Creative Manager) its a colourful headache, for others it might prove to be the next best thing. Super is available to download for iOS and Android now.


January 8, 2014Published by: Drew Benvie

From Twitter to Jelly: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launches Q&A app

Today we saw the launch of Jelly, a mobile app that's a hybrid of a search engine and a Q&A service - founded by none other than Biz Stone, coincidentally one of Twitter's co-founders.

Jelly allows mobile users to pose questions through the app and their question is shared with the users' social networks. Other individuals from those networks will then provide answers to the question. Users can upload their own queries with a picture attached, and can also answer questions uploaded from others within their networks.

This 'human search engine' has an obvious appeal to mobile users, particularly in an age where consumers trust the opinions of friends and third parties rather than brands and businesses. More interestingly will be how brands decide to adopt the app and utilise it for their business. Might brands showcase a new product publicly on Jelly and ask its consumers what they think?

It's too early to tell if Jelly will be an instant success with mobile users but, considering Biz Stone's credentials and the app's interesting USP, it may just be the new app to kickstart 2014.