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The Microwave Of Web Publishing


I have been playing with a new, invitation only, web app, called CheckThis.  Watch the video above. It gives the user the ability to do something very simple - to create from a blank canvas, a single webpage.  Why would you want to do this?  Perhaps you want to create a quick and easy webpage for an event, conference, announcement or landing page.  You don't want to spend the time creating, editing and integrating another page into your website - you just want to create something simple and fast.

With CheckThis you can publish – videos, text, pictures and more – saved automatically to its own web address, which you can then automatically post on Facebook, Tweet or email.

Here is a page that I made for a ministry event this past weekend.  It was quick and easy to create and I immediately shared it on Facebook with the group.  It didn't demand that I add it to my website, and after a certain date, the page is automatically scheduled to disappear - so every page has a shelf life.

The program comes with some pretty cool widgets that helps you easily and automatically add content, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps, Commenting etc...

The app is still in beta, so I suspect more widgets are yet to come. But if I had a wishlist, I'd like to see a couple of widgets added to the selection.  I'd love to be able to add a sign-up form for my email distribution list with MailChimp.  This would allow me to create cool landing pages and capture information from ministry prospects.  Also, it would be neat to be able to add a twitter hashtag and see a twitter stream on the page - something that would be great for creating pages for conferences and events.

Go to CheckThis and sign up for an invitation and opportunity to use this very cool application.


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