With so many new social media networks added to the internet daily, it may become overwhelming to navigate through the masses. Conversely, it may seem equally daunting for any new one to have a viable chance at even the slightest hint of stardom. Fandrop, a platform for Fandrop, a new discovery platform which allows users to capture fragments from their web browsing experience, was able to land first place at the Founders Showcase in Mountain View within 4 weeks of its launch in August.
The founder of Fandrop, Kenzi Wang, a serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea when he realized the internet is such a messy place and in need of defragmentation.
Fandrop’s technology allows for a collation and indexation of fragments (be they videos, maps, flash games, images, articles, etc.) a and it allows you to share and discover said fragments. What makes the site especially unique is that you can share and discover any fragment of a page while still preserving all original functionalities. This means that you can now upload any clips at your discretion, then organize these discoveries into collections to share with others.
Let’s say for example that I go online to look for the best Valentines Day photos that I want to share on my blog or social networks, I can do a search on Fandrop, tap and highlight the given fragment on the web—the clip does not need to be the entire natural, image—and share it with his online fandrop community.
In fact, here’s a collection of “Best Valentines Photos” from Fandrop!
Clicking on the dropped fragment itself can lead you to even more information. It can direct you to the blog that published the clip, the full directions on how to buy the product, or even a link where users can purchase the product itself.
Sir Alan Teruel, esteemed software engineer, described his reason for spending hours on the site every week despite the other popular social networks out there.
“Fandrop makes its easy for me to share and discover the exact information I want, and care about, with my friends. I really like the fact that I can point to the information that I care about, and share that. For example, I read tech blogs like Venture Beat, GigaOm, The Next Web, Vator, and Forbes. I will find quotes from a specific technologist to share, and exclusively that information. It’s exact and to the point, unlike other news and information portals that provide just links.”
Interested in trying out Fandrop? Get an invite to the beta here!