Vox has just launched. It’s a new online community (blogs, photos, audio, video, books, etc.) run by Six Apart, the folks behind Movable Type, TypePad and LiveJournal. Unlike MySpace, Vox is actually well designed and is easy to navigate. The focus of Vox is more on a personal level, one to few vs. one to many. Six Apart founders Mena and Ben Trott explain “Why Vox?”.
In beta since June, they are already up to 85,000 active users and are off to a really great start.
Blogging is fun again. With privacy features that let you control who views each piece of your blog, you’ll never have to worry about who’s reading. With hundreds of beautiful designs, you can spend less time designing your site and more time with the people you care about. Better still, Vox gives you seamless access to the web services you already use — Amazon, YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, and more. The bottom line: Vox makes sharing your life with friends and family easy, entertaining, and safe.
I’ve been playing around with Vox a bit, there’s not a whole lot on our Vox page, but look us up if you are in the neighborhood. Of course we’re using Tiffany Chow’s awesome “Ocean Squid” theme.