Formspring Reaches 16 Million Members; Check Out Its Latest Social Features Here
Though it's a few months shy of its one-year anniversary, the site has already reached more than 16 million registered members and is closing in on a billion questions answered. That's a lot of personal information being accessed through the interwebs, if you ask us.
To celebrate this, the small company has decided to upgrade a lot of its features, which until now have been pretty sparse. Here's a play-by-play of what's to come.
|With Connections, you can see who is accessing your page.|
It still won't use the traditional "follow" model, as seen on Twitter. Instead, you'll be able to automatically establish a connection with a user whenever you answer one of his/her questions or he/she answers one of yours. The system will also use weighting to show you your strongest potential connections. But don't worry: If you want to ask your question anonymously, you still can, and a connection won't be made. Phew.
|You can see the latest questions appear on your phone's inbox.|
Another new Formspring feature is Facebook's Like button. More questions will get shared on users' Facebook news feeds because of this feature, bringing even more attention to the popular Q&A site. With celebrities and musicians such as Adam Lambert and Tyga jumping on the Formspring bandwagon, do you think it will be the next trend in social media?