Tribalfish Reinvents Discussion Networks

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Tribalfish opens its real-time discussion network, redefining how users complete discussions typically started (yet limited) on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Tribalfish replaces existing blogs and forums with a long-form content environment that also leverages social network behaviors, making it easier to discover topics and capture new audiences.

Tribalfish.com replaces existing blogs and forums with a long-form content environment that also leverages social network behaviors, making it easier to discover topics and capture new audiences.

Tribalfish reinvents the term ‘Discussion Network’ by providing a 2011-level user experience that overcomes the depth limitations of Tweets and Facebook posts, the lag-time of blogs and forums, and the bloated nature of collaborative email threads.

Tribalfish today opened its real-time discussion network, redefining how users complete discussions typically started (yet limited) on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Tribalfish replaces existing blogs and forums with a long-form content environment that also leverages social network behaviors, making it easier to discover topics and capture new audiences.

Because social networks fall short of enabling a deep customer engagement experience from start to finish, they are mainly used to broadcast or discover news headlines that link to locations off of social networks for additional information or discussion. Blogs and forums enable higher quality content but with limited discoverability and interactive discussion capabilities. Tribalfish overcomes the limitations of both of these environments, enabling a completely new level of live, meaningful discussions between private and public audiences.

“Tribalfish reinvents the term ‘Discussion Network’ by providing a 2011-level user experience that overcomes the depth limitations of Tweets and Facebook posts, the lag-time of blogs and forums, and the bloated nature of collaborative email threads,” said Lyle Ball, chief executive officer, Tribalfish.

Tribalfish founder Chris Crabtree added, “With Tribalfish, we found a way to combine the ease-of-use and connectivity of social networks with the rich publication features of blogs and the active feedback of forums...ultimately, providing a much more meaningful and satisfying connections among people, topics and groups.”

Publishers, including online marketers and intranet/community managers, benefit from open, indexed and discoverable long-form content that behaves like a super-charged forum with the addition of a unique real-time audience counter, added social features to make content discoverable and a single dashboard to track interests, groups and individuals followed.

Tribalfish users can:
●    Create & participate in topic-driven discussions: hold deeper discussions on topics that interest you.
●    Interact with existing social circles: manually or automatically share Tribalfish content on Twitter and Facebook, and bring followers to Tribalfish for deeper discussions.
●    Augment existing networks: link to an existing blog or RSS feed to publish content to Tribalfish automatically, opening content to a broader audience for live, meaningful discussions.
●    Calculate audience interest in real-time: know the exact number of people that will see a post based on what is actually being typed...a Tribalfish invention called the “Real-Time Audience Calculator.”
●    Search & discover: conduct live searches or list your interests, and like a topic-driven in-box, Tribalfish will discover and deliver related posts as they are published.
●    Enrich discussions: include rich content such as videos and images in posts.
●    Collaborate: more easily communicate in real-time within private or public groups.

Links:
●    Sign up at Tribalfish at http://www.tribalfish.com
●    Read about Tribalfish’s previous limited beta on The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/06/07/tribalfish-may-just-change-the-way-you-have-discussions-online/

About Tribalfish
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Tribalfish enables users to engage in meaningful discussions on the web. Tribalfish, a reinvention of traditional online forums, is a real-time, topic-driven discussion network that satisfies increased user demand for real-time social interaction with longer, more in-depth content by enabling a new standard of live, meaningful discussions between private individuals, membership groups and the global web community. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.tribalfish.com

Public Relations Contacts:
Kelly Wanlass, Wanlass Public Relations, (801) 602-4723, kelly-at-wanlass-dot-com
Chris Crabtree, Tribalfish, (801) 318-7265, chris.crabtree-at-tribalfish-dot-com

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