The Octofeed is a Minimalist Alternative to Facebook

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Jun 8, 2012 • References: octofeed & coolhunting
If you have ever been frustrated with the overabundance of information available on Facebook and wish for the good old days when social media sites were streamlined and less all over the place, the Octofeed could very well be the solution to your social media over-saturation woes.

With the new timeline interface used by Facebook, visual stimulation is at an all-time high and trying to weed through all of the posts and likes on one's page can be a nightmare.

Daniel Chin-Yee and Jennifer Puno, however, believe that a basic approach to content sharing is more effective and developed the social media site to provide content from one's Facebook page in a more streamlined manner.

The site is extremely clean-cut in appearance with large, bold text and big boxes dominating the design. Users can still view photos and video as well as like and comment but the website provides an environment to do so without getting a serious case of information overload. Stats for Back to Basics Social Media Sites Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 456 clicks in 207 w
Interest: 0.6 minutes
Concept: The Octofeed
Related: 83 examples / 64 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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