I received a notice from Amplify.com today that I am extremely excited about. I’ve been advocating amplify as a simple way for anyone to engage and improve their social media experience since I joined earlier this year. These latest changes make it more practical and provide for a richer experience. Here is a copy of the Email notice I receive today:
|Hi Joe Hackman,
1. Blogging on Amplify:
Our mission has always been to give people a place to talk about news, ideas, thoughts or anything else that’s on their mind. Currently on the web, there are different services that offer specific ways to talk about things. On Twitter you can say anything, as long as it’s under 140 characters. On blogs, you can write long form posts that take greater time and consideration. Using services like ShareThis, AddThis and many others you can share links to news or other interesting things you find on the web. We chose to support blogging on Amplify to roll up all these capabilities into one service – so now everything you want to talk about on the web can flow through one coherent stream.
2. Background images:
You can now upload your own background image or change the background color of your Amplog (visit Settings >> Design). To make sure our header works well with background images, we also removed the dark blue header that used to stretch across the top of all pages.
If you would like to control who can follow you on Amplify, you can now visit Settings >> Privacy to enable that option. Once that’s enabled, you can approve anyone who requests to follow you. You may also notice a “block” link in every user’s profile (shown on the right side of user pages and displayed on mouse-over of profile pictures). This gives you the option to block a user from following you or commenting on your posts.
To try blogging and to set your privacy controls, visit amplify.com. We hope you enjoy these new features and appreciate your feedback and support.