At it’s face, Summify is a nice simple way to summarize your news. You receive 5-10 stories every so often, you read them and you’re done; that’s it. But there’s something more behind those pretty little collections of stories you read via email, web or iPhone; something that glues them together. People. Your friends and network connections are the ones helping to create your news summaries every time they like, share, retweet and comment on content. It’s time you got to know them a little better.
Enter “Profile” and “Explore,” building blocks for a larger vision of news being social, allowing you to discover more stories and the people behind them.
Profile – your new home
Your new home is found at: http://summify.com/USERNAME.
Hold on, this looks like my Summary! It’s actually quite a bit different, at least it will be soon. Your Summary page is always changing, so we wanted to give you a permanent home, allowing everyone that comes by your page to get a quick snapshot of:
1. Who you are – your username, profile picture, personal bio, and social accounts
2. What you read – the middle portion of the page lists your summaries using the first title from each, and showcases the people in your network who contributed to create them
3. Who’s in your network – the right side of the page displays profile pictures from the people in your social networks that are also on Summify: those you follow and your followers.
We admit, your Profile page may not look groundbreaking at the moment, but have no fear, this is only the first peek. Thanks to social media each of us is now a “publisher” (you share stuff) and a “curator” (people look at what you share) and your Profile is laying the foundation for what is coming next. Excited? So are we.
Explore – navigate your social world on Summify
1. Find the Explore button + know the numbers
Explore button – just underneath your profile picture
Following – the number of people that you are following on your social networks, and have a Summify account
Followers – the number of people that follow you on their social networks, that have a Summify account
2. Pick a place to Explore; you have three options:
3. Discover your friends, new people and their news
Basic info – the username, profile picture, and bio of each user; click their username to explore.
Account info – the social accounts which that user has plugged into Summify; click an account to view it.
Exploring beyond your network
Just like you explore your own network, you can also explore the networks of others on Summify. Simply find the person that you’re interested in and click the Explore button on their page.
Now go on! Discover some new stories and the interesting people behind them. Which of your friends are on Summify? Who should be?
Thank you to all of you who have completed our survey and have shared your thoughts with us. Your responses and comments have proved both interesting and useful. We hope you enjoy your new Profile and Explore. Let us know what you think.