Friday, December 4, 2009

WEBSITE REVIEW: GLOO

Just tried out Gloo, one of the most recent offers from Globe Broadband. It’s a revolutionary collaboration site where you, your family and friends can interact through ‘virtual spaces’ in real time.

Creating an account is totally free - all you’ll need is a valid email address. You can sign up and create your online “scrapbook” space regardless of your ISP.

Once you sign up, you can then start working on your own space. This space is like a virtual scrapbook where you can post notes, doodle, create a to-do list, and post pictures and videos directly from your Facebook account, and the web.


What’s good about Gloo is that other users can view, play, or change your space elements in real time. It’s like having a virtual sketchpad where family and friends can interact and bond with each other even when they’re miles apart.

My Experience

I had a good time collaborating pictures and videos of my daughter. The doodling is added fun for people who love drawing and painting. I’ve already invited my techie brother and my younger sisters to my Gloo space. Pretty soon, I’m sure we’ll be using my “space” as a family message board and as a “brown” board for their Algebra lessons.



The Great Bonus
Ah, and I almost forgot, the space allows you to send 30 SMS to your contacts everyday – for FREE. However, you can only send three text messages to a friend and if he/she replies (at the cost of PhP2.50), you can then continue to send more messages via your Gloo space. You can also send the pictures on your post through MMS (PhP 5 per MMS sent)

For more information, you can inquire about Gloo at the Globe Broadband website.