There’s blogging and then there’s microblogging. Dayre (they claim that it’s pronounced as Diary, but it looks more like Dairy to me…) is the new kid on the blog (oops, block).
I signed up some time back, but it’s only in the last few days that I have actually got around to play a little with it. I’m busy enough with wordpress blog, facebook, twitter, pininterest, I don’t have any business signing up with, yet another social media. But being “itchy fingers” as I am, and the lure of being able to sign up my name before someone takes it, here I am. With my Dayre page at http://dayre.me/laizhiwei.
That’s the menu of Dayre. You are given the 5 options – word only post, photo, video, cute stickers, location. If a full blog post is daunting to you, then bite sized microblogging is surely easier. You just post short snippets of your day and Dayre chains them up into a long continuous post for you. Great for short attention spanned people.. 🙂
This is what my newsfeed looks like.
Ta-da! The awesomely cute stickers!!
The only problem is, unlike facebook, I can’t find any of my friends… Unless they publish on Facebook that they have Dayre. They should have a user friendly friend search feature to make it easier to expand the network. So far, I have one friend following me. It feels a little like I’m talking to myself and yet, because of the low visibility, it means that it’s a better ranting place than Facebook.
I’ve just discovered another drawback. You can post YouTube videos or links in Dayre. Hope they fix it soon.