This site is a comprehensive, centralized lifeflow platform, by their own description. I would say it’s a social media sharing platform, which is the same thing, but doesn’t sound so “Web 2.0 launchy-mission-statementy.” It’s based on a relatively old idea, but is much more all-inclusive and integrated than most apps of this nature.
Launching in September, Rrripple.com is in public beta. It’s been in development for two years, however, and the site definitely shows that.
The focus at Rrripple is on real-life social networks rather than the somewhat disjointed ones we tend to create through the standard streams like Twitter or Facebook. It’s made for sharing things with small, private, and relevant audiences like immediate family, close friends, church groups, and that sort of thing. It could potentially be used by business who need to share documents and so forth as well, I think.
Of course, you don’t have to have a physical, real-life connection with those in your Rrripple network(s). There’s nothing stopping you from inviting all of your Facebook friends or Myspace contacts to join your Rrripple network. When you see how it works and what it does, though, you most likely won’t bother doing this.
Rrripple is a sharing tool. It’s not a groupie site for playing Mobsters or Farm Town (I admit, I’m addicted to that one), it’s for sharing personal videos, photos, documents, voicemails, and so forth. For doing that, it’s really slick.
The layout is like most apps of this nature: dark and techy. That doesn’t change how well it functions, though. Which is why I mentioned they’d been in development for two years.
Your media is laid out in chronological sequence so you can have photos that lead into video or explanation documents and scans of your yearbook tied with each other. It functions primarily as a life diary in this respect. You can ad sound, video, pics, documents, and all kinds of things to your Rrripple account for display. You can mark things as private, public, in-network-only, etc.
The sharing part comes into play when your network is apprised of new additions. Interactive messaging and other tools make it easy to chat about old times, remember something great, or congratulate on something new.
It’s easy to use, uses https for security, and works pretty well. It’s worth a try and is free to use in beta.