Keeeb – A Unique Alternative To The Traditional Blogging Platform
We recently introduced you to a variety of ways to curate your way to a significant Internet following , and were disappointed to find out that Clipboard, one of the recommended services, has been acquired and is shutting down at the end of June. If you’ve found yourself looking for a new place to take your Internet curation needs, one alternative worth considering is Keeeb. Not only does Keeeb provide a lot of the same features as Clipboard, it also makes it easy for you to import your content so all your hard curating work doesn’t go to waste.
If you’re just getting started with Internet curation, be sure to check out our tips for successful curation , and don’t forget that there are several different services available out there that can cater to your various curation needs .
After signing up for a free Keeeb account, which you can do with your email address, Facebook or Twitter, the first thing you’ll want to do is drag the Keeeb bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. This will make it easy to save content from all over the web with the simple click of button without having to open the Keeeb website at all.
Before you begin creating your own Keeeb pages and sharing content, you can discover what other people have already been sharing on the site. Content is all displayed in a grid (not unlike the new Google+ layout) with endless scrolling. The home page, along with individual pages use the same layout.
Before signing up for a Keeeb account you might have noticed the homepage had a series of tabs to allow you to view different types of content – including Technology, Politics and Architecture. However, strangely enough, after you sign up, those tabs disappear, so you can only view all of the latest content that has been shared. In order to sift through the content that other people are sharing, you are able to search for specific topics of your choice. The search function allows you to choose between searching your own posts or all public posts.
As you start to discover content and users that are of interest to you on Keeeb, you can share that content on other social media networks – namely Facebook, Twitter or via email – and you can also follow individual pages to keep up with the latest curated content. Individual posts can be shared on social media, or you can ‘Keeeb’ posts, in other words add them to your own page, if you want to save them.
Now for the fun part – saving and sharing your own content on Keeeb. The very first thing you’ll want to do is get your pages in order. You can create individual pages by topic, so all of your content is neatly organized within your Keeeb account.
A feature we’re particularly appreciative of is the ability to create private pages that no one else can see. This makes it possible to use Keeeb either as a public tool to curate and recommend content, or as a private research tool to save content from all over the web in a neat and visually appealing way. It can also be used within a team setting, whether privately or publicly, since you can invite other users to save content to your Keeeb pages.
Once you have your pages created, you can start to save content from around the web, and also add text notes to your pages if there are specific thoughts you want to jot down amidst your saved links, videos and more. The ability to add notes to your pages gives Keeeb a little bit of potential as an alternative to traditional blogging platforms if you’re looking for a new way to share your thoughts with the world.
When it comes to saving links, this is where the bookmarklet comes in handy. Once you’ve found a link you want to save, hit the Keeeb button, and the click on the image or video, or highlight the text on the page you want to save. You can also choose which page you want to save it to.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to save multiple items from a single page. So for example – you have to choose between text, photo and video, rather than select a combination of all three for a single post. That said, it’s incredibly easy to use the bookmarklet and you just have to decide what kind of content is more important to you when sharing or saving content – is it the images, text or video that you want to use to pull someone in?
The bookmarklet also gives you direct access to create new Keeeb pages on the fly.
Keeeb is definitely one of the slickest web curation sites we have come across.It’s easy to use, it’s sleek interface is attractive, and the way that its set up – it places more emphasis on the content itself rather than on the users creating it – and as they say – content is king. For example, the public feed focuses on the content itself, and how it’s categorized, rather than who shared it, and rather than follow users you can only follow individual pages. This is another way in which Keeeb sets itself apart from other similar sites that have oriented themselves more as social networks.
Find out more about how Keeeb works in the video below:
Would you ditch your blogging platform in favour of Keeeb? Let us know in the comments.