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Threewords.me

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Published 01/19/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

It can be fun and enlightening to learn about how others view us. Threewords.me gives users an easy, entertaining way to find out what others thing of them in a concise format. The system is very simple: users are asked to provide three words that describe the user. Friends and family can post on the user’s Three Words Me website, creating an online collection of personal sentiments. This service is purely for fun, although there might be ways to use it to discover strengths that the user may not have been aware they had. Users can build their Three Words Me page then invite others to post what they think in three words.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Threewords.me was founded by Mark Bao, an 18 year old entrepreneur responsible for founding 10 technology start ups. Bao is currently living in Boston, Massachusetts however he was born in Harbin, China on May 3rd, 1992. Bao’s main start up is Avecora, which allows users to send and receive text messages, pictures, videos, audio and more. Threewords.me is just one of the ambitious Bao’s online endeavors.

What are the differences to other apps?

The entire concept behind Three Words Me is unique. In a time when social networking websites encourage users to communicate in many words and ways, Three Words Me is a breath of fresh air. The system is very simple to understand. Keeping it to three words also encourage those who post to really think about the words they wish to use. The more concise they are, the more meaningful each word must be.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Threewords.me website is very simple, but not without its own unique traits. A white background is offset by a green header while the rest of the text is primarily black. This may sound bland, but it actually seems more like a testament to the clear and concise nature of the site. New users are immediately greeted by an explanation of the site (which is kept to a sentence) and the registration form to get started.

How does the registration process work?

New users can find the registration form right on the Three Words Me homepage. The form asks for a display name, email address, username (which will also be the user’s Three Words Me URL) and password. After entering the information and clicking the grey “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the form, the user is taken to their page, which includes privacy settings and all replies. A blue button at the top of the form also invites users to register using their Facebook account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Three Words Me is a very simple service that works very well. That being said, it is not really something that would do well to charge a subscription fee. Anyone can create an account for free. There are no paid memberships offered at this time. In order to do so, Three Words Me would need to be expanded upon. At the moment, the application is priced perfectly for what it does.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Almost anyone can enjoy Three Words Me. The user has total control over their Threewords.me page, including privacy settings and the ability to post replies to Tumblr and Facebook. The site is simple enough for anyone to learn which is another plus that will encourage more visitors to leave three words for users.

  • Choose public or private viewing settings
  • Enable reply posting on Tumblr and Facebook
  • Connect and log in through your Facebook profile
  • Invite anyone to leave three words about them
  • Follow other users as well as Facebook friends


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