We’re still testing watwet in a limited manner, but it is already clear that not everyone understands how it can be used. There will be some changes on the interface to make it more obvious for first time users before we launch it.
But I though I could also write a post here to explain watwet’s functionality and usage a bit more.
Once you register for an account (which is FREE, but for now you need an invitation), you get your own watwet page. This page is like a mini-blog or diary where you can write updates (basically answering the question: What are you doing).
If you’re a Zain Jordan mobile user you are a very lucky person. You just go to the ‘Mobile and Email’ tab, enter your mobile number there. You will get an SMS message from watwet asking you to reply to verify your number.
Now things get pretty cool. You can update your watwet page by just sending an SMS to a 4 digit number. Say you’re at your favorite cafe enjoying a cup of Cappuccino, just send an SMS to the watwet number saying ‘At Costa City Mall drinking coffee’. Your watwet page will be automatically be updated with this message. You can even take a photo of your coffee and send it as an SMS to watwet for everyone to see.
But the REALLY COOL thing about watwet is that you can invite you friends to watwet. Once you have added them as friends on Watwet, they will receive your updates on their mobiles (and you will receive their updates).
Mind you, these messages are public (remember it’s like a blog).
So, back to the cafe example. Once you send that SMS message to your watwet page, all your friends will get notified on their phone. One of them might be nearby and join you for coffee! So if you have 10 friends on watwet, there is no need to send 10 separate SMS’s if you want to tell them something.
Or let’s say you’re looking for tickets for a concert, but can’t find any. Just send a message to watwet that says: “looking for Nancy Ajram tickets”. All you 10 (or even 100) friends will get this message on their mobiles. One of them might have an extra ticker for you.
You can share jokes, news or just updates about your life this way. Totally for free. You only pay for one regular SMS when you
If you have many friends and you’re getting too many messages from everyone, you can simply turn off SMS notification.
And you can also “whisper/washwish” to a specific friend (from your mobile or even the watwet web page).
As we gear up to open the service to everyone in Jordan (and especially Zain users), we’re happy to get as much feedback as possible).
I still have some invitations left. If you are interested to test watwet just leave me a comment here.