NoitWorld.com has been open for just over a month now, and claims to offer a “cooler” and more “consumer friendly online marketplace” than the likes of eBay, with a major selling point being that it’s designed to integrate with popular social media services.
Cofounder Todd Foret (a US Army veteran, hence the site’s name â€” “noit” means cool or hip in US Military speak) says that because many Internet users spend so long on social media sites, it makes sense to provide tools for buyers and sellers to easily share stuff that way.
So, cool merchandise can be propagated across the likes of Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Will it challenge the might of eBay (even though so many people are fed up with the corporate giant) or some of the more niche auction sites? After all, it’s not that hard to share item listings on other sites. NoitWorld hopes so, of course, though if it doesn’t scale up with a much larger membership it’s probably going to struggle.
What do you think? Will social media integration really push NoitWorld or will you stick with eBay and Co?
Originally posted on July 7, 2009 @ 8:56 am