Pownce is now open to the public after a six months run in private beta. The site is a combination of social networking, micro-blogging and file sharing. Jammed all together, these features made this website unique from other social networking sites. Another feature worth mentioning is its ability to import friends from other social sites like Digg, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. You can also send invites to your contact lists in Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and Yahoo. This will make it easier for you to transfer contacts from your previous network of friends from other sites and reduce the time spent on networking again and again.
The free service lets you send up to 10 MB files to your friends and invite them to events which you can sync with your Google Calendar. When you send out invitations, you also get a report on the messages that you have sent out, like how many got your message. Going Pro will allow you to design a custom theme for your profile. The limit of the file that you can send through Pownce will be upgraded up to a 100 MB. Plus your space will be ad free and will set you back 20 dollars per year.
The website is still young and promises improvements in the coming months. Some are already comparing it to Twitter which features mobile phone functionality but lacking the file sharing capability. Pownce is a promising web service and is definitely worth checking out.
December 15, 2008.
We are sad to announce that Pownce is shutting down on December 15,
2008. As of today, Pownce will no longer be accepting new users or new
To help with your transition, we have built an export tool so you can
save your content. You can find the export tool at Settings > Export.
Please export your content by December 15, 2008, as the site will not
be accessible after this date.
Please visit our new home to find out more:
Our thanks go out to everyone who contributed to the Pownce community,
The Pownce Crew