With the internet it is impossible to control content once it has been published online. This week, however, StoryCloud is launching a platform that provides content publishers with granular control of how content is consumed and can make your content exclusive.
Their first product Share By, which is now in beta, provides user-controlled file transferring for media, videos, music and various file formats.
Share By allows you to determine who sees the content, when, where, for how long, from what location and on any device. It also includes information on duration, view or download limits and allows you to schedule time periods for sharing. Once content providers upload content to StoryCloud and determine permissions, they receive a unique URL which can be shared with any online audience, including Facebook and Twitter.
Share By also includes easy-to-interpret analytics, integrated social networking and ecommerce for monetization (page per view, subscription, advertising, device, demographic or location basis). For example, a singer could combine the StoryCloud pay-per-view and subscription e-commerce model to fully monetize a targeted audience, offering them an exclusive first listen to a new single, within a two hour window, on a particular date and limit it to a specific location.
StoryCloud’s permission-based file gives the content creator control of the content:
- Select who can see your material, the duration, location (geo tagging), date range, type of device and more.
- Simply post to StoryCloud and then share the link with whomever you want via social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
- Invited viewers must abide by the permissions you set for your content.
- Content publishers can use the analytics to build an audience, engage users and make money (if that’s a goal).
“StoryCloud is founded on the principle that content belongs to the content creator and publisher” said Ken Kalb, CEO of StoryCloud.
To learn more about StoryCloud, click here.