Pownce is a social networking website that combines with file hosting. It’s very useful to send and receive files from friends, as well as communicate between different friends...Show more screenshots »
Kevin Rose of Digg.com is one of the co-founders of Pownce. The site launched on June 27, 2007, and was opened to the public on January 22, 2008. It was already shut down on December 15th, 2008 after acquisition by Six Apart. Six Apart offered the users of Pownce to use their other personal blogging service: Vox.
The main difference between Pownce and other social networking sites is the promotion of the ability to transfer and receive files between each other. That’s a pretty huge difference, and it’s not afraid to advertise it.
Pownce has a very stylish design that’s intriguing as well as aesthetically pleasing to look at. It has quick loading times on each page, and navigation is a breeze.
Registration is a definite requirement for this site. The process itself is very simple, and there’s even a helpful box that pops up explaining why each piece of information you input is required.
Pownce is basically free unless you use it a lot enough to upgrade to a costly pro plan. It allows a much larger file size limit, custom profile theme, and ad removal. Cost is at a low 20$ per month at the moment.
This site is favourably recommended to those who previously used social networking sites, and want the ability to transfer many files with friends to each other.