I got an email last night, waking me up at 1.30am, to inform me that Barkles.com was live. Great, but not worth being woken up for. So, I went back to sleep, unguiltily forgetting about it, until I was to wake up this morning.
As the days beggining routine goes:
- Wake up, find something warm to put on.
- Turn the computers on.
- Check emails, and look at what I have to do today.
- Get something to eat.
So, at stage 3, I was reminded of my awakening last night. Gladly, too. I think I first came across Barkles about 2/3 weeks ago, on Betali.st. Quite a few sites pass through there every day so you have to fish through to find which ones you actually like(+ I recommend visiting Betalist, it’s a very interesting and valid look into the startup world). Yeah, this was one of the startup profiles I liked the look of, it seemed modern, clever and one of those sites you can just spend hours on accidentally.
I wasn’t really expecting the invite email so soon, so I was rather pleasantely surprised when it came through so soon after my signup. Visiting the all new, ready Barkles site, my first thoughts were:
- User Interface, absolutely outstanding. Genuinely, beautiful.
- Ease of use, it took you through stuff simply, without forcing you to see boring tutorials.
- Signing up - It’s quick, simple, doesnt hurt and is really worth it.
But, what even is Barkles? I hear you cry at your screen. Well, if you haven’t already checked it out, Barkles is a micro-debating platform. No, not debating as in the House of Commons or Oxbridge halls, it’s actually quite. I got into my first ‘dogfight’ within minutes, and was rather surprised when I was already having other users join the debate within minutes - Okay, I knew the site was going to be popular, but I didn’t expect the site to be so active with only a small, early userbase.
So, what I do think of Barkles. Well, it’s a nice idea, and it has the design to back it up, I’m not sure if it’s long term, but it could very well make a name for itself
Please take a look at the site, let me know what you think. Is it useful? Is it pretty?(Yes!), and would you use it? For me, it’s a yes for all three. Peace.
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