Looking for a simple way to sell something online? Want to sell a design, a song or a download link to your film? Then gumroad might be for you. Founded in 2012, by an early pinterest team member, Gumroad closed a 8.9 million dollar round of funding to further its goal – “if you can share it, you can sell it.”
I’ve been using gumroad to sell a tweet book that I wrote and the service is so painless. Definitely worth your time.
I’ve been using If This Then That for over a year now. The service harnesses api’s from the likes of twitter, facebook, evernote, linkedin, instagram, dropbox, as well as integrating push notifications to SMS and email. It basically puts the internet to work for you by automating a variety of tasks. This is accomplished by selecting from thousands of recipes or by creating your own.
I’m always on the hunt for ways to aggregate the data that surrounds my life. A way to combine my online activities while streamlining the discovery of things that I find interesting. Then there’s the desire to share those items with others and in the process see what interests them.
I’ve tried various start pages and feed aggregators. Some have been browser based others desktop apps. I’ve signed up, logged on and tested mores services and solutions then I care to recall. Which brings me to my current obsession.
Streamy is a hybrid – part feed reader, part start page, part social aggregator. This incarnation is relatively new and currently in beta. It’s an impressive service with a nice degree of customization. Where Streamy shines is in the way that it integrates IM (aim, live, gtalk, yahoo), facebook, twitter, digg, flickr, and friendfeed in addition to normal feed reader functionality. The interface is smooth and intuitive making it easy to get up and running. The final ingredient that makes Streamy standout is the ease of sharing stories with others on the platform. There are friend sharing and follow features, ways to create groups along with IM and Chat functionality that is dedicated to the Streamy platform. The following is a screen cast that provides an overview of the service.