Do we need this : NO WAY
Point of having such products: Mere a sweet coincidence that Rediff earlier had an IM product called Bol (which was inspired by Yahoo/ICQ chat service) and Zarabol is ofcourse, inspired from Twitter – i.e. move along with the times. Hunh!
Rediff is not a site anymore for content user…it is becoming more like a yummy – dishy site to provide dirty pictures ( ; ) (like Bigg Boss5, Vidya Balan’s Photos (Dirty Picture), etc. and the list goes on) – which helps the site with a lot of SEO.
A Twitter clone?: Well, there are some additions, such as the ability to follow a buzzing topic. Also, conversations are displayed like threads together, which is good. The streams are divided into ‘All’ and ‘Me+I Follow’, displaying messages posted by everyone and messages posted by the user alone and the people or buzzing topics that he follows.It also truncates links to a rediff.ly URL, when a link is posted, however, it is rubbish…I am already logged in and it asks my uid and pwd to post the ‘Tweet’ (Sorry Twitter).
Vakow Acquisition & Write-Off: Rediff had also acquired a Twitter-like SMS based social site Vakow.com in 2008, investing $125,000. Which eventually was turned down…
Sorry guys, can not review it further…IT JUST DOES NOT WORK…#FAIL.
I know its a product, with hard work in it…but..sorry folks…