Introduction to quub from quub.com on Vimeo.
Quub.com is an interesting service that facilitates updating your status often to create "ambient communication". This is a form of micro-presence, that helps you keep your status up to date, which keeps it relevant to your followers. Quub.com created three infographic videos to help explain their service.
Currently the service in in Beta, but there are still many slots available if you want to join the Beta program. You can use their service with many different social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIN, MySpace, Hi5, Tumblr, Plurk, etc.
Even though the ambient model has established itself as a popular form of communication, it requires you to continuously update your status in order to work effectively. This is a problem. Coming up with new status updates requires time, effort and creativity. Additionally, you are forced to consider a number of complex factors before updating. Is your update appropriate? What should you type in? Who is your audience? Does anyone care? Is your message even relevant? Because of this, many people neglect to update their status and it's value decreases. Without consistent updates, the ambient model falters.Found the link Information Aesthetics and on Twitter!