Archives For June 2012

Big news is a big deal, anything that’s a big deal warrants a blog post, so here it is.

We are super proud to announce that we officially have added notifications to Dudepins! That’s right, we’ve got our tech dudes working hard (because they’re awesome) and the other day they ‘finally’ finished our new notification system. Our notification system will send you an email when someone starts following you, likes your pin, re-pins your pin or leaves a hilarious comment on one of your pins. These emails can easily be turned on or off in your setting. Here’s how:

Simply:

  1. Login to Dudepins
  2. Hover over your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click settings
  4. At the botton of the setting page you will have the 4 notifications you can turn on or off (grey means on and white means off)

IMPORTANT: If you created an account before June 5th, 2012, they are Off right now, so go turn them ON!

Here’s a photo for the more visual folk: *Notice how the notifications in the photo below are currently OFF…

We would love your feedback on what you think of the new system. So go in, turn on the notifications and let us know what you think by telling us on Facebook or, if you really prefer, emailing us at thedude@dudepins.com.

Talk about a great start to the week. Dudepins was covered by StartupPlays and Techvibes…and its only Tuesday.

StartupPlays which is an online accelerator declared Dudepins in the top 35 startups that TechCrunch missed. They placed us tenth amongst other new and great startups like BetaPunch and Gijit. We think this is great considering we are only about 3 weeks into our beta.

Then Techvibes turns around and features us in a very well written article highlighting our Canadian roots. Techvibes is dedicated to covering social, mobile, and startup news that impacts Canadians. They have been around since 2002 and are a major resource for the Canadian startup community.

Both recognize that there is room for Dudepins next to Pinterest since there is such a massive difference in the type of content shared. We want to thank all of our amazing users and all those involved in our community for this. It’s been great to attract those who share and enjoy ‘dude stuff’. College Humor created a hilarious animated video about this difference in content titled “The Fall of Pinterest“. It is a must watch and is absolutely hilarious.