Friday, 19 March 2010

Let the sharing begin ...

Well, it's been a massive week, but we're really excited to announce the official 'soft' launch of thingloop. We think it's a great start, and hope you agree (obviously, parts of the colour scheme and styling are still a work in progress!).

In addition, in the next few weeks we're planning to roll in some new features including: sharing with individuals, user feedback, and various improvements to the automated item adding.

If you're still wondering what all the fuss is about then why not check out the following vid:


  1. I think it's a great idea! :-)

  2. I think this is a great idea, but I don't get how it works... where are the FAQs?
    For example, if I lend something out and it is broken by the borrower, what happens?
    Or Copyright and DVDs?
    Is there a bond or something? Do you report how "good" a borrower someone is? ie. rate them out of 5 stars on how well they look after your stuff?

  3. @craig

    We are currently working on generating some online help documentation.

    re: broken stuff - the site has initially been aimed at enabling people to share within their existing social network. So we're anticipating that, given people are sharing with existing friends or people they know, they can sort out any issues themselves.

    That said, some people have requested a rating mechanism, so it's something we are considering.

    re: copyright - this is our understanding - most countries (including the UK and US) make provision for lending/sharing with people you already know, e.g. friends, family, etc.

    So despite the fact that many DVDs will carry a warning saying that you cannot lend them it's not actually true; generally what they actually mean is that you cannot lend them to the 'public', i.e. people you don't know. However, copyright law does differ from country to country, so if people are concerned it's probably worth researching.