Web browsing becomes a social experience
When visiting a website, people may be at home, in the office, on a train, or anywhere in the physical world. But they are also on a web page, a virtual place where they can meet other people in real time.
Connect with people who share the same interests
While simply browsing the web, people can find out if there are other visitors to that page at that moment, and they can chat with them in real time. They are all on the same page, so they probably share an interest in the topic of that page, making chats intriguing and engaging.
Pagechats are ephemeral, meaning that each message lasts only 3 hours (configurable) then it vanishes. This has several benefits:
- Keeping context and reducing noise and spam
- Focusing the attention of new visitors on the current discussion rather than on past messages and keeping everybody in sync
- Spawning up fresh instant communities continuously
Connecting with people in real time on the topic of a web page is fun, quick, and simple.
Find out popular pages in real time
Not only can visitors chat with each other on the page they are viewing, but they can also see in real time where other people are on that site.
They see a list of the most popular pages of that site, sorted by the number of people viewing them or chatting on them. These real-time rankings help visitors discover the most interesting content as well as the pages where most chatters are gathering. Visitors can jump to a popular page with a tap and immediately get part of another instant community.