Why You Will Want to Use Fizzer
Last night, I sat down with Paolo Jalbuena of Fizzer.ph. Here’s why he thinks the site will be an appealing social networking destination for Filipinos—not necessarily now at least.
Fizzer is currently under beta, and Paolo was very forthcoming about the feedback they’ve received about the social networking service. The site has acquired a user-base in the thousands, and that’s proven helpful. Thanks to bug reports and suggestions that have been pouring in, the people behind Fizzer are aware that there’s a lot of room for improvement, and Paolo stressed that it was all part of a plan.
When asked what would make Fizzer different from current social networking juggernauts like Facebook, Mr. Jalbuena emphasized the site’s Filipino-centric focus. More specifically, an objective of Fizzer is to “upgrade the life of Filipinos online, providing them with more options.” Part of achieving that goal, according to him, requires a thorough testing phase. “We’re currently trying to figure out how Filipinos act and what they want online” he said. “And that takes time.”
Paolo then proceeded to lay out some future plans—which unfortunately I’m not at liberty to write about in any detail—all apparently geared towards making the site hyper-relevant to Filipinos. The focus is apparently on building something to allow “real social networking”, a service that will genuinely integrate into users’ lives, online and otherwise.
In the end, I was left with the impression that the people behind Fizzer have a lot in store. Let’s see if they can deliver something truly interesting for you, dear readers. Whatever, the case, Paolo wants as much feedback he can get, so feel free to sign up for a Fizzer account now.
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