Six Apart, the same team that gave us TypePad and Movable Type, has finally launched their new service Vox. After being tested in beta by more than 50,000 users, the new platform brings bloggers a host of new features, including five different levels of privacy. Six Apart is betting that many users will like being able to decide who gets to see their blog post…
“Not everything has to be published for public consumption,” said Mena Trott, who with her husband Ben co-founded Six Apart in 2002. “Everyone has their own assumptions about blogs. We think it is about publishing the stuff you care about to the people you care about,” she said in an interview.
It’s a great idea. The first question, I am always asked when presenting a seminar on blogging, is typically related to privacy and who gets to see the blog. Vox will benefit so many groups:
- Those looking to set-up a private blog for friends and family
- Companies who want a private platform to share information
- Crazy teenagers who are just starting to realize their blogs are being read by future employers
The service comes with hundreds of pre-designed templates, will allow users to share photos and pull videos and other content from YouTube, Flickr and many other social network sites.