This is blogging as we’ve seen it and as we’ve never seen it before. Call it revolution, evolution, or simply a format whose time has come. Inkgrph is a new blogging platform at the forefront of social media trends that promises to have immense appeal.
Inkgrph pitches itself to the visual storyteller. Bloggers combine photos and videos and text on the platform. The current aim is to help users create microblogs (on iOS and web) in under 10 minutes. Speedy assembly allows for live blogging of events or quick updates to a story.
Each post may include visual content and up to 480 characters of text. This format splits what otherwise might be a long blog into smaller posts, while it also accommodates forming a chain of posts into a full blog. Bloggers enjoy great flexibility when shaping stories – deciding when a subject has been covered satisfactorily – and they have the opportunity to extend the shelf life of existing content by adding fresh batches of material.
With the on-the-go blogger in mind, the structure of Inkgrph blogging suits both quick response to unfolding action and later additions or amplifications – including collaboration, commentary, and follow-up news.
So, What’s The Big Deal?
Social media behavior has turned us all into microbloggers in a sense. We create and share videos and photos. We text and comment. In essence, Inkgrph synthesizes a lot of our online activity into a recognizable and convenient format.
Notice lately how Twitter and Facebook have been adjusting so that visual content has greater billing, or how they’ve started to slowly become more similar? If you ask me, the place that they’re trying to go is just around the corner and it looks a lot like what Inkgrph promises to be.
“Creating a blog with photos and videos should be simple and easy as operating your mobile phone,” says the team behind Inkgrph on its Facebook page. Luke, Rashaad, and Jaime joined forces in the Silicon Valley. They bring together tech experience from working at companies such a Tesla, Microsoft, mobilEyes, MySpace, TripAdvisor and more.
Visit inkgrph.com to participate in beta testing and to receive notification when they launch. Stay up on their latest news by visiting them on Facebook and Twitter. Hurry up if you hope to say you knew them before they were famous. Inkgrph recently presented at the Echelon 2014 Japan Satellite startup pitches and they’ll no doubt rock the blogosphere soon.