Niche social network baron Matt Heaton (creator of ActiveRain) is back with a niche social network for amateur athletes and sports teams. Born from a Heaton’s own personal experience as an amateur athlete looking for more interaction with others, Timu.com seeks to solve the problems and inadequacies of the other larger social networks in relation to how they deal with amateur athletes and sports teams.
In Thier Own Words.
Timu is a social networking platform specifically built to solve the communications problems encountered by athletes, sports teams and their fans.
Timu seems to take the notion that simplicity is excellence. Thier social network offering is easily navigable and not in the least bit overwhelming to the newcomer. For the interested bystander, a public news stream is available broadcasting the latest scores, pictures, progress, and status updates of teams and individual athelets. One of the best features of Timu is their team network feature. Teams can be created and are given an easy to remember subdomain (yourteam.timu.com) for easy access. Teams can also be made private in an effort to keep discussion and strategy away from the eyes of competitors and the public, making Timu an attractive option for teams looking to meet and correspond beyond practices, games, and workouts.
At just 505 members large (at the time of this writing), Timu is still a fresh community. Their integration of sports, communication, and community features make Timu an excellent way for amateur athelets to broadcast their progress and success to eachother and interested fans. Get your head in the game – give Timu a try.