Posted: Thursday 17 May, 2012
Last weekend I attended a blogging conference that was all about inspiration and innovation. One of the panels I attended was called ‘If You’re Appy and You Know It”. This presentation wasn’t your usual powerpoint display, instead it was shown using the web-based app, Bo.lt.
Bo.lt is a cloud-based service that can permanently save any web page, allowing the user to re-visit it at anytime without the risk of a future ‘404 page error’. Similar to the popular image curation network, Pinterest, Bo.lt is community-based and allows users to follow others and categorise their Bo.lt feeds. When a page, link or image is saved to Bo.lt, users can also share them instantly across other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Whilst browsing the web, users who favour the Chrome bowser can make use of the Bo.lt extension for quick and easy adding of web pages and images to their feed. Although there isn’t yet a mobile app for Bo.lt available, weblinks and images can easily be emailed to the user’s Bo.lt feed. Some of the additional benefits of Bo.lt are the real-time stats available for the links that are shared, which allows users to see who is engaging with the content. And similarly to Twitter and Google+, the use of hashtags can make Bo.lts searchable by other members.
Bo.lt is relatively new to the social sphere, but looks to be an app that can revolutionise bookmarking web pages, images and even creating innovative presentations. Are you on Bo.lt yet? Follow me at @ericaamerica.