Type of site
|Current status||Offline (acquired by Google)|
fflick was a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of films based on information collected on Twitter the microblogging and social media service. fflick was launched in August 2010 by Kurt Wilms and three other ex Digg employees. It was acquired by Google during January, 2011. After this the service was discontinued.
Similar to how Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic aggregates movie reviews of new releases, fflick gathers tweets about a particular film in one place. The site categorizes tweets into positive or negative reactions. It also allows you to buy movie tickets, add certain films to your Netflix queue, and retweet other’s tweets. You can also check out what certain “influential” users of Twitter think of certain films — a distinction that’s made by comparing the number of one’s followers versus the number of people they follow.
- Kincaid, Jason (2010-08-03). "fflick's Sentiment Engine Turns Twitter Into A Crowdsourced Movie Critic". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- archive.org records
- Kung, Michelle (2010-08-10). "Fflick Puts Movie Tweets in One Place". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- Nosowitz, Dan (2010-08-03). "Fflick Tracks Movie Buzz Among Your Twitter Friends (Hope They Have Good Taste!)". Fast Company. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- Yu, Justin (2010-10-12). "The 404 685: Where we get the Fflick outta here (podcast)". CNET. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
- Barna, Ben (2010-08-05). "Fflick: When Rotten Tomatoes Hooked Up with Twitter". Black Book. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-08-05.