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About Thing Labs

Thing Labs is a company focusing on social media products, with its biggest products being Brizzly (in private beta) and Plinky. It is run by Jason Shellen, a former Googler behind products like Blogger and Google Reader.

Thing Labs Headquarters Location

10 Mint Plaza

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States


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Aug 21, 2018

No more oops-I-shouldn’t-have-tweeted-that-before-boarding-an-airplane regrets ! With Brizzly, you can enjoy all the benefits of social media without any of the downsides. No begging for favs and retweets . No notifications blowing up your phone. No stalkers! No bots! No spam! No Russian hackers ! No fighting! No bigotry! No harassment! No abuse reports that do nothing ! No low-IQ basement dwellers arguing about the validity of historical facts! Can you believe it? It really works! Post for yourself and see how easy it is to feel like you shared! And all this without any of the repercussions that come from supporting platforms that turn a blind eye to the mess they’ve created with their ridiculous and naive policies! I’ve been using Brizzly for a whole hour now, and I can tell you it works! You can scratch that itch to share something no one cares about — what you had for lunch, your dumb political opinions, what you’re doing RIGHT NOW — and get back to your life. In seconds! Brizzly works on any device — it’s just a website! It’s live now and entirely free! What are you waiting for? so… I bought back. * Footnote, for the thoroughly confused: This is a joke, but Brizzly was a startup back in the day that served as a third-party Twitter client. The app launched in 2009 from the team at Thing Labs, founded by Jason Shellen, most recently, head of Platform at Slack. Shellen has been involved with social apps for years. He co-founded and sold Hike Labs to Pinterest; worked with Blogger before its acquisition by Google; and is still well-known as the founding PM at Google Reader. He began Thing Labs after leaving Google, where Brizzly was created. AOL bought Thing Labs, and he ended up working there on the rebranding of AIM. Shellen today tweeted he bought back Brizzly, which he turned it into this silly website for now. The posts really do go nowhere — it’s not a trick. The code is just a form reset. Shellen tells us he may end up using the Brizzly domain for something else in the future — he has a few ideas — but is nowhere close to launching anything at present.

  • Where is Thing Labs's headquarters?

    Thing Labs's headquarters is located at 10 Mint Plaza, San Francisco.

  • What is Thing Labs's latest funding round?

    Thing Labs's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Thing Labs raise?

    Thing Labs raised a total of $2.1M.

  • Who are the investors of Thing Labs?

    Investors of Thing Labs include AOL, Ron Conway, Steve Olechowski, Greg Yaitanes, Uncork Capital and 4 more.

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