06 7 / 2012
• Any sound makers out there? You can sign up with SoundCloud.
• “Cred” embedded stuff from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. The best part? Sign your work once and it will have proper attribution no matter where the video or sound is used. Try clicking the “Cred” button here or here.
• Credictive is now fully open to public (yay!).
• We added simple verification and will keep improving credibility.
We learned that Credictive as a product was confusing so we’re working on explaining it better. We’re also adding LinkedIn, Twitter and GitHub integrations, just give us some time ;).
30 6 / 2012
24 6 / 2012
"Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life."
24 6 / 2012
Have you ever looked at something and asked Who did that?
Was that a “yes”? So there are closing credits in movies. There are acknowledgements in books. These are attribution systems that already work in the real world. So if most of everyone’s work is already online, why isn’t there an attribution system that would give people the power to say: Hey everyone—That’s my effort. My sweat. My love!
Isn’t it time for some kind of attribution system for the web?
It’s 2012,people should be properly credited for their work no matter what industry they work in & whatever they do. However, the truth is that it’s difficult to give due credit in a consistent way. You can’t have a “team” page for every little thing, this would be ridiculous. You can tweet and blog but that will inevitably get lost because the lifetime of a tweet is negligible. And, yes, some companies just don’t give a damn. Or they are simply evil. But that’s a whole different problem.
So what if there was an attribution tool that both for people and businesses could benefit from? Something that would be faster and more durable than writing “thank you” and “meet the team behind…” blog posts. Something that would immediately answer the question: WHO DID THAT?
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction - Pablo Picasso
If work is such an essential part of our lives, and we all work long hours to create something meaningful—we should be visible. We want to be able to interact with people who love what we’re doing and explore new possibilities. The nature of the work is changing & people will make choices based on how transparent it is what their chunk of work was.
It might seem that we’re obsessed with this idea of “Attribution as a Service”. But what we really want to build is appreciation tool.
Credictive as it is right now is just the beginning. Try it, get credit for your work and tell us how we could make it better. (Ela M.)
24 6 / 2012
24 6 / 2012
Things you should be able to do include:
- Sign up with Facebook (we need to verify who you are);
- Get the bookmarklet, surf the hell out of web and “Cred” YOUR work;
- Give credit to people you worked with… it’s addictive (credictive!);
- Update your profile information;
- Enjoy our little integrations with SoundCloud, Vimeo, YouTube and Flickr;
- You can also love and comment on things.
Go ahead and try it! Sooooo much more to come in the next weeks. Keep on creating!
While you’re still here - we love feedback. Even those really emotional and angry emails. We cry a bit every time we get them—but at least we know that you care and want us to improve ;) Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Ela M.)
24 6 / 2012
Think of something you worked on. Can be a web app design, copy for your company website, sound effects in a video… Now imagine you’re a random visitor who likes what you did—will they know it’s YOUR work? It’s usually a “yes” if you’re the only person involved. For bigger teams it’s usually a “no”.
People should be visible. We try to give credit when credit is due—we tweet, we blog, we say “thank you”. But that information inevitably gets lost and we can’t do a separate team page for every little project of ours (oh boy do we do a lot!). And if we can’t… the entire low-tech world can’t.
So there came this crazy idea.
Could we build an app that generates a team page for everything? Can we inspire other companies and make this a standard? Could people be discoverable directly through their work? Can you do a web app for attribution? A web app for appreciation? A tool that could make people shine?
We build Credictive. Cred-ictive. Cre-dict-ive. Credictive. Credictive.
Or—an early beta of it because there’s so much more to come. What you see is the consumer part, a b2b part is coming. We might be even changing our name if enough people hate it!
It will one day answer the question “Who did it?” for everything on the web. It’s not just for geeks. It’s for everyone who ever helped create something. For designers. For developers. For all video makes. For performing artists. For dancers. For painters. For furniture designers. For tech support people. You. Get. The. Point. Happy “creding” :)