Pheed is a trendy social network for sharing text and multimedia. Pheed, which launched in the fall of 2012, is available as both a Web service and a mobile app. Its only mobile option was for the iPhone in April 2013. Pheed Account
The service is a blend of Twitter and Facebook, with a bit of YouTube thrown in. It allows users to subscribe to one another’s feeds, like Twitter, and to post text, audio, photos, videos in updates that are called “pheeds.”
If you’re new to Pheed, you can create a Pheed Account on pheed.com in less than 5 minutes following this simple tutorial.
How To Sign Up for Pheed Account
You have three options to choose from:
Facebook signup — You can provide your Facebook account information, and Pheed will create a new account for you that will be linked to your Facebook account. It will try to grab your Facebook profile photo and reuse it on your Pheed account, too.
Twitter signup — You can provide your Twitter account information, and Pheed will create a new account for you that will be linked to your Twitter account. It will also try to grab your profile photo from the micro-blogging network and reuse it on your Pheed account if you want.
Pheed for iPhone Sign up
- Firstly, if you want to download the mobile app for iPhone and sign up on your phone, Pheed has a page linking to the iPhone Pheed app download.
- Secondly, after you download the app, install and launch it, you should see a signup screen.
- Thirdly, as with the desktop app, your choice will be to create an account linked to Facebook, Twitter, or your email address.
- Fourthly, if you click Facebook or Twitter, you’ll be asked to confirm that Pheed should be granted access to your Facebook or Twitter account.
- Lastly, if you sign up by email, you’ll be sent a confirmation message which you’ll retrieve from your email account and click to confirm your Pheed account creation.
Naming Your New Pheed Channel
As part of signing up, you’ll be asked to provide a unique URL or Web address for your new account. It’s very similar to Twitter’s account and Web address scheme.
Later, you will be able to change your channel name, but not the URL assigned to your account initially.
What Next – Using Pheed
Using this social network is a bit more complicated because you’ll have to learn some new lingo. For example, a comment is called a “pheedback;” a “keeper” is a pheed that’s been saved; and “remix” is the equivalent of sharing on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter.
But we’ll save the tutorial on how to use Pheed for another article. The best thing to do after signing up is to click around and find a few people to follow (or “subscribe” to since pheed doesn’t use Twitter’s following language.