A moody site

April 24th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


An online manager of moods, that's basically what the site Moodmill.com is. Moodmill is still in its “crash test version,” the site's own version of “beta.” As a social sharing network, the site's concept is ok. But since things are still under development, social networking elements are still incomplete and not solidly built.

Personally, I was not that thrilled with the site. Rating your mood and sharing it on an online community is not really up their on the top of my list of things that I want to do online. Still, curiosity drew me in. Maybe it's the site's colors that lure me or the funky web design, regardless I had some fun using the web service. However, after a while, I lost interest with the whole sharing your mood thing. By the end of the first hour, I was already craving for more things to do in the site. It's a good thing the developers are still not done with the site. Hopefully they will come up with more features.

Nevertheless, MoodMill is not a failure as a social network. The interface and cool Ajax features do help keep the site interactive and dynamic. Users has the option to subscribe to their contacts or friends' MoodMill. Members can change avatars which corresponds to their moods. There are five moods to choose from: excited, happy, whatever, low spirited, and bad mood. All the moods a user has made will be represented as a color-coded bar graph. Comments can be added to mood entries as well. Adding contacts is very easy too. Plus, if users have a WordPress blog, they can choose to download the MoodMill plugin and have their MoodMills posted on the blogs.