Grab Your Friends: Online Video Just Got Way More Social
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — fliqq, a content-sharing technology company, is setting out to change the way people consume content online. The company is launching its fliqq content-sharing platform which takes the solitary experience of surfing the Internet and makes it social by allowing people to discover, share and socialize videos with friends anywhere in real time. fliqq.com is the first platform of its kind to bring real-life group dynamics online, allowing users to congregate around the content they want to share.
Life is social. Why isn’t surfing the web? That’s the question fliqq’s founders set out to answer. The result is a platform that allows people to come together around their favorite online content. Grab a friend, or ten or a hundred. fliqq is not just about sharing favorite videos, but discovering new ones together. And just like in real life, a conversation that starts around the latest and greatest music can evolve to politics and end with cute kittens. (It happens more than anyone wants to admit.)
“We wanted to create an online content experience that mimics real life,” said Matthew Knysz, fliqq co-founder and chief technology officer. “By allowing people to gather around their favorite videos, chat and fliqq new content in real time, we discovered a way to replicate the experience of sitting around the living room together. Some people lead the conversation. People interrupt. The conversation evolves. That’s what fliqq does – online.”
How it works
fliqq is free and easy to use. People sign up at fliqq.com, find friends online and immediately start discovering and sharing videos together. fliqq even helps curate content right on the site – trending videos, top music, favorite videos, etc. – so there’s no need to leave the platform. With fliqq, the experience is smooth, sleek and seamless, allowing people to focus on discovering content to share and enjoy with their friends. With hundreds of people able to join a conversation, people from all over the world can discover and share together in real time.
- Search for any artist, browse their albums and find all their songs available in video format
- See videos that friends have posted on Facebook
- Create collaborative playlists with friends
- Follow other fliqq users who share cool content
“Despite the growth and popularity of the Internet, the experience to date has been pretty much one-dimensional,” said Christian Bendixen, fliqq co-founder and chief executive officer. “In today’s reality, the idea of being social online is not really that at all; it surely does not mean experiencing things at the same time with others. Rather, it is a lonely and awkward experience, with some even saying it feels staged. We want to change that.”
At launch, users will be able to discover and share videos using the fliqq platform. In the future, people will be able to share additional content types including photos, music, entire websites and more.
fliqq is a platform that allows people to discover, share and socialize content with friends in real time. Redefining the way groups interact around content, fliqq delivers a fun online experience that mimics real-life group dynamics. At launch, fliqq users can discover videos together and chat about them live, up to hundreds of people in one group at any time. Content conversations featuring photos, webpages and more will be coming soon. There is no cost and no download required. Sign up at fliqq.com – where content gets social.
Kristin Parran Faulder