FANS: CHATROOMS TO HIT FACEBOOK PAGES
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Mar. 11, 2010 — According to a recent survey, 75% of Facebook fans from different pages are eager to chat with other people of similar interests*. And with the rising popularity of Facebook Pages, the missing feature of chat rooms has now become more and more in demand. SixTakes, a provider of web-based community services, announced the recent launch of Donut Chat. This service aims to give community owners and public figures the ability to bring their fans & followers from different platforms to a single point of interaction where they can share messages, videos, photos and other media regarding the topic of chat room.
"Imagine being able to bring your Facebook Page fans, Twitter followers, website visitors and blog readers to the same chat room with one-click" says Adeel Raza, co-founder of SixTakes. He adds that "The experience of sharing media from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr etc without having to leave the chat room makes it very exciting. Our unique web-based application provides a simple and easy solution to online communities."
Donut Chat is a web 2.0 cloud chat room that lives in a tab of your Facebook Page, and at the same time can also be embedded in your website, blog or event page. The application focuses on delivering an easy-to-use sharing experience that richly integrates photos, videos, documents and other files, and makes it easy to share stuff regarding the point of interest. To make sure things remain safe and clean, the application has been equipped with powerful moderation controls for administrators.
On your iPhone, Donut Chat is much more than just a small screen version of the desktop experience. Every community that uses Donut Chat get their own iPhone web app which can be used by fans and followers to stay in touch.
The first test run of the chat on a Facebook Page drew massive attention from fans and a whopping 1000 active users within 2 hours, making it the fastest adopted application by SixTakes so far. As a result of this overwhelming reception, efforts to grow Donut Chat have increased, and further enhancements will continue to build this application in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit the website at: http://donutchat.com
SixTakes is a young company which strives to build simple and elegant web applications. Comprised of a team of professionals with backgrounds in information technology, computer science and business management.
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* From a sample of 400 people surveyed