A new social media site called TopixTalk, developed by Menlo Park resident Dan Louth, is launching in Beta phase today.
“We opened up TopixTalk to friends and family in a pre-Beta phase at the beginning of October, and just through organic growth, we’ve seen tens of thousands of points of activity,” says Dan. “We can’t wait to watch this really take off now that the Beta is public.
“Social media is so popular, and is used so frequently by so many people for so many different things. There’s just a non-stop demand for newer and more innovative ways for people to connect and share with one another. But there’s been something important missing from social media offerings up till now. That missing piece has been functionality that really enables connection and community around common interests.”
With TopixTalk, users identify the topics they care about, and the community is right there, waiting for them. According to Dan, it’s easy to join a topic, create a new topic, and post a link, image or video – as well as to share these things directly from TopixTalk to friends and family on other social media networks.
“I noticed my family and friends on many of the mainstream social media sites trying to share their personal interests and hobbies, and kept seeing the same thing,” says Dan. “Unless they were lucky enough to have lots of friends who shared their exact same interests, most of their posts get overlooked – which, of course, is a real letdown.”
TopixTalk was designed to engage people around these common interests, which is facilitated partly through a dashboard that shows a member all of their interactions and connections – favorite topics, topics created, topics joined, and all the people who have become a part of the person’s TopixTalk community.
Those interested in participating in the Beta test are invited to visit www.TopixTalk.com for more information.
Photo of Dan Louth by Linda Hubbard