Wednesday, August 30, 2006

BlinkList Preparing For Big New Release

Over the next few weeks BlinkList will be rolling out several major new upgrades to our system. A lot of the magic will happen on the backend and by the time all is said and done, BlinkList should be blazingly fast once again.

In addition, we will be launching "BlinkList Spaces"

What are BlinkList Spaces?

Here are a few hints:

1) While you can soon create your own space on BlinkList, BlinkList Spaces is nothing like MySpace. However, on a fun note, Level 3 contacted us just after they had signed with MySpace and asked us if we were interested in becoming their customer. Now I have to say that is flattering but we still have a long way to go before we are in the same league. :-)

2) BlinkList Spaces is not like "groups." It goes far beyond the concept of "groups" that others have tried. However, you can most certainly share a space with a group of people, company, class, etc. but our guess is that having space will be far more fun.

Soon after launching BlinkList Spaces, we will also launch a "power tool." As one of our developers said:

"The power tool combined with syndication is soooooo damn awesome. I just wish you all could see it soon."
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

BlinkList speeds up thumbnail engine

Over the past few months we have received more and more user requests to add a thumbnail for their blinked site. Users often asked us why some links had thumbnails while others did not. The answer was that our thumbnail engine could not keep up with the rapid growth of BlinkList.

The rate at which the BlinkList community kept blinking was becoming too fast for the little thumbnail engine. So, after some important tweaks, it is now faster than ever so you should be able to see a thumbnail of all of the pages that you are blinking.
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