Don't have enough time for blogging or even microblogging? Maybe Social Bagging is for you.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 3, 2010
BagTheWeb, the social bagging community site, today announced that a new version of BagTheWeb.com has been released as a free Web publishing platform for everyone. After several months of public testing, the site now has a complete set of social features together with strong bagging features.
Based in Houston, Texas, BagTheWeb is a startup company developing a novel Web curating platform, called bags. "With our technology, ordinary users will be able to curate Web contents for collecting, saving, publishing, and sharing with friends. In the meantime, their collective activities of curating will make the Web better and more meaningfully connected," said Gordon Wu, BagTheWeb's founder and CEO.
The user-generated content revolution has changed the way we use the Web. However, it also forces us to choose among too many choices and to consume too much content. Instead of sharing individual Web links, BagTheWeb helps users curate a group of relevant Web links about a particular topic in the form of a bag and then share the bag with their friends.
"Don't have enough time for blogging or even microblogging? Maybe Social Bagging is for you," a U.K. user described BagTheWeb in a tweet. By adding links into a bag, BagTheWeb creates a fresh approach of online publishing. Within one minute, an ordinary user can create a bag to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web. The collection is a new kind of online publication.
The site's new version includes the following core features:
- Bag: A special webpage with an individual URL, it aggregates a group of relevant Web links.
- Rich media: Video, images, tweets from selected sites can be automatically embeded into bags when users add their links.
- Post: It is a blog post created inside a bag. It is listed at the right location in a bag for its content relevancy, instead of reverse chronological order with regular blogs.
- Bag network: Users can link other relevant bags to the ones they create.
- Bookmarklet: Users can click the bookmarklet to curate webpages when they surf the Web.
- Embed tool: Bags can be embedded to users' website or blogs as reference.
- Social functions: Users can follow other users and recommend bags for them to read.
- Hashtag: Users add hashtags to bags in comments or recommendations and click on hashtags to find relevant bags.
- Sharing: Users can share bags via Facebook and Twitter. They also can email them to friends.
"We offer a new way to democratize online personal publishing for ordinary users," said Gordon Wu. "Via bags, users can collect, publish, and share curated Web content in a simple and exciting way with embeded rich media experience. Web content forms content networks, users form social networks, and content and social networks further connect. That's our vision of an evolving Web."
When user-curated content becomes as popular as user-generated content, the user crowd will become the editors of the Web. Consequently, the Web will become smarter with information pieces connected by bags.
BagTheWeb creates and supports a new Web curation tool called bag. Via bags, users can collect, publish, and share curated Web content in a simple and exciting way. Web content forms content networks, users form social networks, and content and social networks further connect. That's BagTheWeb's vision of an evolving Web. BagTheWeb, Inc. is a startup company located in Houston, Texas. For additional information, please visit http://www.bagtheweb.com.