Welcome to Smartwatch.me, the world's first tech blog focused on smartwatches that is crowd sourced by the community. We allow people from around the world to join our blog and become an editor — submitting articles and contributing unique content to be featured on our main page.
"Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate."
More than ever, the world has realized that the sharing economy and crowd sourcing phenomenon is very much real. The internet and technology has enabled people from around the world access to information and knowledge at an unprecedented pace. When we created this site we wanted to keep true to that spirit and aim to create a blog that has no real editors, giving smartwatch owners around the world a place to freely discuss, share knowledge, find ways to customize and get more from their smartwatch.
So, how does it work?
It's really easy — first thing you should do is click the "Sign Up" button on the top right so you can be a part of our unique community.
The tiles you see at the top of the homepage are automatically generated from the topics in the community. They use the topic title and your username along with creating a small thumbnail from the first image in post. It's important you use at least 1 image in your post, otherwise no image will appear in the tiles!
The most popular topics will typically stay featured in the tiles longer. Our staff members also have the ability to "pin" featured topics, guides, and how-to's so they stay in the tiles.
You'll start to find many features that make our site very easy to use. For example, you can type your reply while you continue to read, altering your reply and adding new quotes from others as you explore the topic! You can even jump around to other topics. The topic or response you're working on is always saved, even if you finish on a different computer.
What's under the hood?
Smartwatch.me is powered by Discourse, an open source forum application. Discourse was created to re-imagine what forum software should look like and we think they have done a pretty damn good job at it. We have also customized Discourse in order to enhance the look and feel.
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