The great thing about being a geek is that you can do stuff without the nagging question “Why?”. To a geek, the questions “Why have you made the toaster run a web server?”, “Why have you built a teddy that speaks Twitter?” and “Why am I not surprised you’re single?” don’t ever factor into any decision making. Which is why someone has made a beer pouring robot that’s powered by Twitter-alike microblogging service Pownce.
Hoping to appeal to high-powered bloggers who own multiple blogs and have a strong presence on Facebook, Six Apart has launched the Blog It application to let users update their blogs and “microblogs” directly from Facebook.
Six Apart are the creators of TypePad, amongst other services, but wanted to create an application that allows a wide range of platforms to be updated. Around a dozen popularw blogging platforms — including WordPress, Movable Type, Vox, and Blogger — can be updated, as well as microblogging services such as Twitter and Pownce…
Pownce has been the talk of the geekarati for a while now, on account of being the new venture of Digg’s Kevin Rose, with the obligatory invite-only beta to make initial users feel exclusive. With 150,000 of them now using the service, Pownce left private beta last night, so it’s now open to all.