This new social network asks what people can do with 272 words. Inspired by Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, 272 is a social media startup that encourages users to read and write standalone pieces that are only 272 words long. Discovery is a key tenet of the platform, whether it is discovering new writers, discovering your inner writer or discovering new ideas.
Based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, founder Joel Smith hopes 272 will be "a slower, a quieter, a -- dare we hope -- more civil place for thoughtful and thought-inspiring conversations." This challenges users to condense challenging ideas, thought-provoking theses, poems and more into a short piece of art.
The platform will open to beta testers on February 12, 2016. They are also planning a 272 podcast.
Wordsmith Social Networks
More Stats +/-
Novelist Twitter Confessions
Literary Travel Games
Historical Social Media Blogs
In-Depth Reading Apps
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.